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A new 500-m resolution map of canopy height for Amazon forest using spaceborne LiDAR and cloud-free MODIS imagery

Yoshito Sawada, Rempei Suwa, Keiji Jindo, Takahiro Endo, Kazuo Oki, Haruo Sawada, Egidio Arai, Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, Carlos Henrique Souza Celes, Moacir Alberto Assis Campos, Francisco Gasparetto Higuchi, Adriano José Nogueira Lima (+3 others)
2015 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
In the present study, we aimed to map canopy heights in the Brazilian Amazon mainly 3 on the basis of spaceborne LiDAR and cloud-free MODIS imagery with a new method 4 (the Self-Organizing Relationships  ...  method) for spatial modeling of the LiDAR footprint.  ...  of estimated canopy height (m) in Amazonian forest with 500 m 340 resolutions. 341 342 348 Thus, H dom for the pixels were calculated with different number of individuals.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.04.003 fatcat:5w745gez3jaxxohb5y5ozieztq

Quantifying Forest Biomass Carbon Stocks From Space

Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga, James Wheeler, Valentin Louis, Kevin Tansey, Heiko Balzter
2017 Current Forestry Reports  
New space-borne sensors to be launched in the coming years will allow accurate measurements of AGB in high biomass forests (>200 t ha −1 ) for the first time across large areas.  ...  Recent Findings The monitoring of carbon stored in living AGB of forest is of key importance to understand the global carbon cycle and for the functioning of international economic mechanisms aiming to  ...  A previous study of AGB stocks at national level used 250 m spatial resolution imagery (MODIS, DEM and land cover layers) and forest inventory data to generate AGB maps for the USA by means of a classification  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-017-0052-5 fatcat:3igema6jp5gg7p6n4s336kavfa

Forest disturbance and recovery: A general review in the context of spaceborne remote sensing of impacts on aboveground biomass and canopy structure

S. Frolking, M. W. Palace, D. B. Clark, J. Q. Chambers, H. H. Shugart, G. C. Hurtt
2009 Journal of Geophysical Research  
Hurtt (2009), Forest disturbance and recovery: A general review in the context of spaceborne remote sensing of impacts on aboveground biomass and canopy structure,  ...  Active remote sensing data (e.g., lidar, radar) are more directly indicative of canopy biomass and many structural properties than passive instrument data; a new generation of instruments designed to generate  ...  We thank two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on an earlier draft. We acknowledge support from NASA Interdisciplinary Science grant NNX07AH32G (S.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2008jg000911 fatcat:uzyww4q6cvh3jcuvql4a47uxri

Approaches of Satellite Remote Sensing for the Assessment of Above-Ground Biomass across Tropical Forests: Pan-tropical to National Scales

Sawaid Abbas, Man Sing Wong, Jin Wu, Naeem Shahzad, Syed Muhammad Irteza
2020 Remote Sensing  
Uncertainties in mapping tropical forest cover and/or forest cover change are related to spatial resolution; definition adapted for 'forest' classification; the frequency of available images; cloud covers  ...  Relationships of biomass with canopy height and other structural attributes have developed a new paradigm of pan-tropical or global AGB estimation from space-borne satellite remote sensing.  ...  resolution and MODIS multispectral surface reflectance images at a 500 m resolution [105] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203351 fatcat:rvfj5oyvrjbnllbhnv527pe6jq

Satellite Remote Sensing of Savannas: Current Status and Emerging Opportunities

Abdulhakim M. Abdi, Martin Brandt, Christin Abel, Rasmus Fensholt
2022 Journal of Remote Sensing  
2) improving mapping of savannas to include ecologically relevant information such as soil properties and fire activity; (3) exploiting high-resolution imagery provided by nanosatellites to better understand  ...  multi-/hyperspectral, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and light detection and ranging (lidar), and data on plant traits to infer potentially new relationships between biotic and abiotic components of  ...  Nathalie Pettorelli, and Dr. Torbern Tagesson for their helpful comments during the drafting of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.34133/2022/9835284 fatcat:depdimmavnb75dfr7z2h3hl3qi

Measurement and monitoring needs, capabilities and potential for addressing reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation under REDD+

Scott J Goetz, Matthew Hansen, Richard A Houghton, Wayne Walker, Nadine Laporte, Jonah Busch
2015 Environmental Research Letters  
Acknowledgments We acknowledge the Center for Global Development for supporting production of an earlier version of this review, as part of their Why Forests? Why Now?  ...  In the years following that effort additional publications, both peer-reviewed and otherwise, were identified through Google Scholar and Web of Science alerts using keywords focused on use of remote sensing  ...  likelihood of capturing cloud-free imagery, are useful for onetime mapping as well as longer-term change monitoring.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/123001 fatcat:gqldouvsvnhxnipzyqi55e52we

Virtual constellations for global terrestrial monitoring

Michael A. Wulder, Thomas Hilker, Joanne C. White, Nicholas C. Coops, Jeffrey G. Masek, Dirk Pflugmacher, Yves Crevier
2015 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Free and open access to satellite imagery and value-added data products have revolutionized the role of remote sensing in Earth system science.  ...  Thematically, we focus on land-cover and land-use change (LCLUC), with emphasis given to medium spatial resolution (i.e., pixels sided 10 to 100 m) sensors, specifically as a complement to those onboard  ...  funded by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Government Related Initiatives Program (GRIP) and the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.09.001 fatcat:yl52sdgaojfl3kuygrco4dntvu

Measuring surface water from space

Douglas E. Alsdorf, Ernesto Rodríguez, Dennis P. Lettenmaier
2007 Reviews of Geophysics  
been used to map temporal changes in water levels at a high spatial resolution.  ...  The launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation satellite (ICESat) in early 2003 has now made spaceborne lidar altimetry available for terrestrial water bodies.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2006rg000197 fatcat:op4bjuf3yjahpgjfxjq72fgmqi

Magnitude, spatial distribution and uncertainty of forest biomass stocks in Mexico

Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga, Sassan Saatchi, Kevin Tansey, Heiko Balzter
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The AGB map showed a root mean square error (RMSE) of 17.3 t C ha −1 and R 2 = 0.31 when validated at the 250 m pixel scale with inventory plots.  ...  Our results suggest that the use of a non-parametric maximum entropy model trained with forest inventory plots, even at the sub-pixel size, can provide accurate spatial maps for national or regional REDD  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the following people and organizations for providing the data: JAXA (ALOS PALSAR)  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.06.004 fatcat:5na53f3glzbafo5glc6hfms5ne

A National, Detailed Map of Forest Aboveground Carbon Stocks in Mexico

Oliver Cartus, Josef Kellndorfer, Wayne Walker, Carol Franco, Jesse Bishop, Lucio Santos, José Fuentes
2014 Remote Sensing  
INFyS data served as model response for spatially extending the field-based estimates of carbon stored in the aboveground live dry biomass to a wall-to-wall map, with 30 × 30 m 2 pixel posting using canopy  ...  A spatially explicit map of aboveground carbon stored in Mexico's forests was generated from empirical modeling on forest inventory and spaceborne optical and radar data.  ...  We thank Matt Hansen, University of Maryland, for the provision of the Landsat canopy density data and Michael Schmidt, CONABIO, and Rafael Flores, US Forest Service, Bronson Griscom and Peter Ellis, The  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs6065559 fatcat:ofqu44b27ja6fcvqehsmesld2e

Interest of Integrating Spaceborne LiDAR Data to Improve the Estimation of Biomass in High Biomass Forested Areas

Mohammad Hajj, Nicolas Baghdadi, Ibrahim Fayad, Ghislain Vieilledent, Jean-Stéphane Bailly, Dinh Minh
2017 Remote Sensing  
In the present study, first, GLAS LiDAR data were used to obtain a spatially distributed (GLAS footprints geolocation) estimation of AGB (GLAS AGB) covering Madagascar forested areas, with a density of  ...  System) spaceborne LiDAR data.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 213  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9030213 fatcat:otpptlsjlfbwlbrmzw4juvfgvi

Global satellite monitoring of climate-induced vegetation disturbances

Nate G. McDowell, Nicholas C. Coops, Pieter S.A. Beck, Jeffrey Q. Chambers, Chandana Gangodagamage, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Cho-ying Huang, Robert Kennedy, Dan J. Krofcheck, Marcy Litvak, Arjan J.H. Meddens, Jordan Muss (+10 others)
2015 Trends in Plant Science  
Synergistic use of spaceborne lidar and optical imagery for assessing forest disturbance: an Alaska case study. J. Geophys. Res.  ...  A method for detecting largescale forest cover change using coarse spatial resolution imagery. Remote Sens.  ...  Nonetheless, the improvement of using 30m resolution imagery is clear when comparing (C,D) to MGDI (E), which has a resolution of 500m.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2014.10.008 pmid:25500552 fatcat:4cicecjuffd7xiwum3ygp6rgry

Carbon loss from forest degradation exceeds that from deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon [article]

Yuanwei Qin, Xiangming Xiao, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Philippe Ciais, Martin Brandt, Lei Fan, Xiaojun Li, Sean Crowell, Xiaocui Wu, Russell Doughty, Yao Zhang, Fang Liu (+2 others)
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Spatial-temporal dynamics of aboveground biomass (AGB) and forest area affect the carbon cycle, climate, and biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon.  ...  During 2010-2019, the Brazilian Amazon had a cumulative gross loss of 4.45 Pg C against a gross gain of 3.78 Pg C, resulting in net AGB loss of 0.67 Pg C.  ...  Acknowledgements: We thank the valuable comments and suggestions of Dr. Luiz Aragão and two other reviewers to improve this study. We thank the comments and discussion from Pierre  ... 
arXiv:2206.07363v1 fatcat:l7brwvxkvrh4fgmbnu7jlkw7xm

Linking the Remote Sensing of Geodiversity and Traits Relevant to Biodiversity—Part II: Geomorphology, Terrain and Surfaces

Angela Lausch, Michael E. Schaepman, Andrew K. Skidmore, Sina C. Truckenbrodt, Jörg M. Hacker, Jussi Baade, Lutz Bannehr, Erik Borg, Jan Bumberger, Peter Dietrich, Cornelia Gläßer, Dagmar Haase (+23 others)
2020 Remote Sensing  
Different examples for monitoring geomorphology as a crucial discipline of geodiversity using RS are provided, discussing the implementation of RS technologies such as LiDAR, RADAR, as well as multi-spectral  ...  , air- and spaceborne RS technologies, geomorphic traits, and data science approaches as crucial components for a better understanding of the geomorphic impacts on complex ecosystems.  ...  The current global DSM yields a spatial resolution of around 5 m with a height root mean square error (RMSE) of 5 m [89, 90] . Aldorsari and Jacobsen [91] and Alganci et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12223690 fatcat:tlzccauqivacbcskrygfonuxni

Biomass-burning smoke heights over the Amazon observed from space

Laura Gonzalez-Alonso, Maria Val Martin, Ralph A. Kahn
2019 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  
We find a well-defined seasonal cycle between MISR plume heights, MODIS fire radiative power and atmospheric stability across the main biomes of the Amazon, with higher smoke plumes, more intense fires  ...  Lower smoke plume heights are detected during drought (800 m) compared to non-drought (1100 m) conditions, in particular over tropical forest and savanna fires.  ...  Laura Gonzalez-Alonso's PhD programme was supported by the UK EPSRC and The University of Sheffield Chemical and Biological Engineering Department.  ... 
doi:10.5194/acp-19-1685-2019 fatcat:zoxwe5am2jfzljfpwxpxaqe3rm
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