Providing Reference Forest Biomass Data for EO Imagery : A Comparison of Four in-Situ Relascope Measuring Devices In Asturias, Spain

Matthieu Molinier (Corresponding author), Renne Tergujeff, Timo Toivanen, Tuomas Häme, Carlos A. López-Sánchez, Marcos Barrio-Anta, Alís Novo-Fernández

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Abstract

Citizen Science or participatory sensing can help filling in the gaps of in-situ reference forestry data needed to analyze satellite images. In this study, we show that the Relasphone, a biomass measuring application previously developed and tested in boreal forests of Finland and temperate-cold pine forests in Durango, Mexico, can be adapted to pine forests in Asturias, Spain. Relasphone measurements were in good agreement with reference data over 20 plots (R 2 = 0.89 for stem volume) and performed well against 3 traditional relas-cope measuring devices. The results suggest the Relasphone can be easily deployed in other temperate biomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages8574-8577
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9154-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9155-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019
https://igarss2019.org

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2019
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period28/07/192/08/19
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Keywords

  • in-situ measurements
  • basal area
  • stem volume
  • Citizen Science
  • biomass mapping
  • pine forest
  • Spain

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Molinier, M., Tergujeff, R., Toivanen, T., Häme, T., López-Sánchez, C. A., Barrio-Anta, M., & Novo-Fernández, A. (2019). Providing Reference Forest Biomass Data for EO Imagery : A Comparison of Four in-Situ Relascope Measuring Devices In Asturias, Spain. In Proceedings of IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 8574-8577). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2019.8900072