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Full polarimetric PALSAR-based land cover monitoring in Cambodia for implementation of REDD policies

Ram Avtar, Wataru Takeuchi, Haruo Sawada
2013 International Journal of Digital Earth  
The content of this study could be useful for the forest cover mapping during cloudy days needed for proper implementation of REDD policies in Cambodia.  ...  In this study, we have monitored land cover using the PALSAR (Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar) full polarimetric data based on incoherent target decomposition.  ...  His doctoral research is focused on multi-sensor remote sensing techniques for forest management practices in Cambodia for effective implementation of REDD' policies.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17538947.2011.620639 fatcat:kwsuhz4sprhhrlgu5t7xnuoneq

Title of the thesis: Multi-sensor Remote Sensing Techniques to ManageCambodian Forests for Implementation of REDD+ policies

Ram Avtar
2012 Journal of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan  
Full Polarimetric PALSAR based Land Cover Monitoring in Cambodia for Implementation of REDD Policies. International Journal of Digital Earth, DOI: 10. 1080/17538947.2011.620639. Ram Avtar, W.  ...  The results and findings of the thesis will be useful for the development of an MRV system for the effective implementation of REDD + policies in Cambodia, wherein, about 75% of forests are present in  ... 
doi:10.11440/rssj.32.114 fatcat:mkyxh2c52jfodf4ftnawn7wgaq

PALSAR 50 m Mosaic Data Based National Level Biomass Estimation in Cambodia for Implementation of REDD+ Mechanism

Ram Avtar, Rikie Suzuki, Wataru Takeuchi, Haruo Sawada, Ben Bond-Lamberty
2013 PLoS ONE  
AGB map of Cambodian forests could be useful for the implementation of forest management practices for REDD+ assessment and policies implementation at the national level.  ...  There were some uncertainties because of the uncertainty in the field based measurement and saturation of PALSAR data.  ...  We would like to thanks JAXA for providing PALSAR 50m mosaic data.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074807 pmid:24116012 pmcid:PMC3792093 fatcat:hjqz6dammzae7aab4mvsza577a

Natural Forest Biomass Estimation Based on Plantation Information Using PALSAR Data

Ram Avtar, Rikie Suzuki, Haruo Sawada, Shibu Jose
2014 PLoS ONE  
The C-MLR-estimated natural forest biomass was validated using forest inventory data for natural forests in Cambodia.  ...  of Cambodia.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are highly thankful to the Forestry Administration (FA), Cambodia and Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan for their cooperation during the field data  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086121 pmid:24465908 pmcid:PMC3897644 fatcat:arx7igavrbai3mrmfmyeji73ze

Current remote sensing approaches to monitoring forest degradation in support of countries measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for REDD+

Anthea L. Mitchell, Ake Rosenqvist, Brice Mora
2017 Carbon Balance and Management  
within the frame of UN REDD+.  ...  The review assesses two main approaches to monitoring forest degradation: first, where detection is indicated by a change in canopy cover or proxies, and second, the quantification of loss (or gain) in  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13021-017-0078-9 pmid:28417324 pmcid:PMC5393981 fatcat:nyb3rjngp5a4plfs47r75w5y3u

Evaluation Of Multi-Year Alos/Palsar Mosaic Data For Mapping And Monitoring Of Forest Cover Types In The Philippines

Jose Don De Alban, Enrico Paringit
2017 Zenodo  
This study evaluated the suitability of ALOS/PALSAR mosaic data for mapping and monitoring of forest cover types in the Philippines by assessing temporal consistency, forest classification hierarchy, and  ...  Hierarchical multi-level classification provided a consistent approach for quantifying the degree of accuracy in discriminating different forest cover types.  ...  The general aim of this masters research is to evaluate the suitability of ALOS/PALSAR mosaic data for mapping and monitoring of forest cover types in the Philippines based on the FAO forest cover classification  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.845899 fatcat:ec2mp2qc5fbbdjybsuukiu6kqe

Monitoring and estimating tropical forest carbon stocks: making REDD a reality

Holly K Gibbs, Sandra Brown, John O Niles, Jonathan A Foley
2007 Environmental Research Letters  
Reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries is of central importance in efforts to combat climate change.  ...  Key scientific challenges must be addressed to prevent any policy roadblocks.  ...  Thanks also to the Coalition for Rainforest Nations for supporting an earlier version of this paper, and for hosting a workshop that helped expand and improve this work.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/4/045023 fatcat:y2lotb7t4baz3geekro3oryp6m