On the estimation of standing forest biomass and growth using optical sensors

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Abstract

Forests are the most important terrestrial biome with respect to the carbon cycle. Forest biomass and carbon estimation in forests deviates from that in the agricultural lands because the relevant time range is long and the biomass storage can be very high. The biomass is not harvested annually from the same site but rather after several decades or even after more than a century. On large areas of the globe Man does not harvest forest at all. On some other areas forest resources are over-exploited.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SPECTRA Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationThe concept of a space-borne Earth Observation Mission addressing the terrestrial component of the Carbon Cycle (ESA SP-474)
EditorsR.A. Harris
Place of PublicationNoordwijk
PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
Pages433-448
ISBN (Print)92-9092-737-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventSPECTRA Workshop - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jun 200113 Jun 2001

Workshop

WorkshopSPECTRA Workshop
CountryNetherlands
CityNoordwijk
Period12/06/0113/06/01

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Keywords

  • optical sensors

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Häme, T. (2002). On the estimation of standing forest biomass and growth using optical sensors. In R. A. Harris (Ed.), Proceedings of the SPECTRA Workshop: The concept of a space-borne Earth Observation Mission addressing the terrestrial component of the Carbon Cycle (ESA SP-474) (pp. 433-448). European Space Agency ESA.