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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the SPECTRA Workshop|
|Subtitle of host publication||The concept of a space-borne Earth Observation Mission addressing the terrestrial component of the Carbon Cycle (ESA SP-474)|
|Place of Publication||Noordwijk|
|Publisher||European Space Agency ESA|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||SPECTRA Workshop - Noordwijk, Netherlands|
Duration: 12 Jun 2001 → 13 Jun 2001
|Period||12/06/01 → 13/06/01|
- optical sensors
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.