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Measurement of Forest Above-Ground Biomass Using Active and Passive Remote Sensing at Large (Subnational to Global) Scales

Richard M. Lucas, Anthea L. Mitchell, John Armston
2015 Current Forestry Reports  
At country to continental scales, remote sensing techniques have been progressively developed to quantify the above-ground biomass (AGB) of these forests, with these based on optical, radar, and/or light  ...  Within the global forest area, a diverse range of forest types exist with each supporting varying amounts of biomass and allocations to different plant components.  ...  The only method to use globally available remote sensing data was developed by [87] who used passive microwave derived Vegetation Optical Depth (VOD) from the 1990s onwards to retrieve above-ground biomass  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-015-0021-9 fatcat:w6le4hl3incjdo3ahvbeyoxv3a

L-band vegetation optical depth seasonal metrics for crop yield assessment

David Chaparro, Maria Piles, Mercè Vall-llossera, Adriano Camps, Alexandra G. Konings, Dara Entekhabi
2018 Remote Sensing of Environment  
14 Monitoring vegetation carbon in tropical regions is essential to the global carbon assessment and to 15 evaluate the actions oriented to the reduction of forest degradation.  ...  In addition, the vegetation attenuation 18 to the soil microwave emission, represented by the vegetation optical depth (VOD), has been applied 19 for biomass estimation using frequencies ranging from 4  ...  Linear regressions of VOD as a function of ACD are computed for the entire forested 261 area as: 262 = + · (1) where VOD and ACD stand for vegetation optical depth at each band and above-ground carbon  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.049 fatcat:nmxiqywaxnerfibi3u744xjzna

SMOS retrieval over forests: Exploitation of optical depth and tests of soil moisture estimates

C. Vittucci, P. Ferrazzoli, Y. Kerr, P. Richaume, L. Guerriero, R. Rahmoune, G. Vaglio Laurin
2016 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The correlation between the new vegetation optical depth (VOD) product and the height of the forest estimated by ICES at GLAS lidar on a global scale is investigated.  ...  Finally, the soil moisture retrieved over forests is investigated, reporting continental maps for Tropical areas and comparisons with ground measurements in selected forests of the US.  ...  The retrieval of the optical depth for the boreal region is more complex: the range of forest heights is more limited than in the tropical biome (rarely above 25 m), and there are large climate variations  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.004 fatcat:herphnb56zcrfbapqeoheu62fm

Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation

Lalit Kumar, Priyakant Sinha, Subhashni Taylor, Abdullah F. Alqurashi
2015 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
Remote sensing offers the technology to enable rapid assessment of biomass over large areas relatively quickly and at a low cost.  ...  The quantification, mapping and monitoring of biomass are now central issues due to the importance of biomass as a renewable energy source in many countries of the world.  ...  and the USA. 87 The advantages of a large number of spectral bands of MODIS data and their availability have improved biomass estimation accuracy at the continental or global scale.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.jrs.9.097696 fatcat:vb6fitx52rbyxprbf2c6c7nu3i

Volume 55, Number 6 (November 2002)

Editorial Board
2002 Journal of range management  
In the canopy and ground cover worksheet, evaluators estimate broad cover classes for vegetation life forms and ground cover parameters.  ...  and summing over the season as indicated for above ground productivity, disappearance, and vegetative residue.  ...  , 502 Baron, V.S., 16, 16, 535 Bateman, Sheryl L., 571 360 Hanson, Jon D., 517 Harrell, Wade C., 488 Hedonic models, 426 Hedtcke, Janet L., 33 Heise, Kerry L. 412 Heitschmidt, R.  ... 
doi:10.2458/azu_jrm_v55i6_board fatcat:zcipe4sdjbgmjd32itk3yb3zxq

Forest biomass retrieval approaches from earth observation in different biomes

Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga, Shaun Quegan, Joao Carreiras, Henrik J. Persson, Johan E.S. Fransson, Agata Hoscilo, Dariusz Ziółkowski, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Sandra Lohberger, Matthias Stängel, Anna Berninger, Florian Siegert (+17 others)
2019 International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the following people and organizations for making the data freely available:  ...  However, the formulation of the WCM for this region does not produce estimates for AGB above˜100 t ha-1, and it is tuned for regions such as savannas with biomass below the saturation level at L-band .  ...  However, the formulation of the WCM for this region does not produce estimates for AGB above˜100 t ha −1 , and it is tuned for regions such as savannas with biomass below the saturation level at L-band  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2018.12.008 fatcat:dchrov5sanftjpjmmxw5zjizw4

Volume 53, Number 2 (March 2000)

Editorial Board
2000 Journal of range management  
221 Switchgrass growth and development: Water, nitrogen, and plant density by M.A. Sanderson and R.L. Reed 228 Effects of nitrogen fertilization in leafy spurge root architecture  ...  SANDERSON AND R. L.  ...  REED Authors are research agronomist, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Laboratory, Curtin Road, University Park, Penn. 16802-3702 and forage specialist, The Samuel Roberts Noble  ... 
doi:10.2458/azu_jrm_v53i2_board fatcat:hgbu4ga6vvgg3igksa5o6ohnba

Microwave scattering from mixed-species forests, Queensland, Australia

R.M. Lucas, M. Moghaddam, N. Cronin
2004 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Analysis of scattering mechanisms revealed dominance of C-band horizontal-vertical (HV) volume scattering and increases with small-branch/foliage biomass, dominance of L-and P-band HH trunk-ground scattering  ...  and increases with trunk biomass, and dominance of L-band HV volume (branch) scattering and increases with large-branch biomass.  ...  Lee (BRS/ANU), and to the two anonymous reviewers for their invaluable comments on the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2004.834633 fatcat:qc75dsy26bab5dynndwlrvjczm

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  
This article provides a review of remote-sensing-based approaches for the assessment of above-ground biomass (AGB) across the tropical forests (global to national scales), summarizes the current estimate  ...  Tropical forests are acknowledged for providing important ecosystem services and are renowned as "the lungs of the planet Earth" due to their role in the exchange of gasses—particularly inhaling CO2 and  ...  launched in the near future such as GEDI (LiDAR) in 2018, MOLI (Multi-footprint LiDAR) in 2022, BIOMASS (P-band SAR) in 2022, PALSAR-3 (L-band SAR) in 2021, NISAR (S and L-band SAR) in 2021 and Tandem-L  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203351 fatcat:rvfj5oyvrjbnllbhnv527pe6jq

Variable tree rooting strategies are key for modelling the distribution, productivity and evapotranspiration of tropical evergreen forests

Boris Sakschewski, Werner von Bloh, Markus Drüke, Anna Amelia Sörensson, Romina Ruscica, Fanny Langerwisch, Maik Billing, Sarah Bereswill, Marina Hirota, Rafael Silva Oliveira, Jens Heinke, Kirsten Thonicke
2021 Biogeosciences  
We find that climate and soil depth determine a spatially heterogeneous pattern of mean rooting depth and below-ground biomass across the study region.  ...  A variety of modelling studies have suggested tree rooting depth as a key variable to explain evapotranspiration rates, productivity and the geographical distribution of evergreen forests in tropical South  ...  below-ground and above-ground biomass (Leuschner et al., 2007; Mokany et al., 2006) .  ... 
doi:10.5194/bg-18-4091-2021 fatcat:m3dtb6ymvvfjrnkerhk2wqxivm

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  
Shugart, and G. C. Hurtt (2009), Forest disturbance and recovery: A general review in the context of spaceborne remote sensing of impacts on aboveground biomass and canopy structure,  ...  Spaceborne remote sensing maps large-scale forest disturbance occurrence, location, and extent, particularly with moderate-and fine-scale resolution passive optical/near-infrared (NIR) instruments.  ...  C band SAR saturated in these dry, sparse forests at aboveground biomass values of $50 Mg ha À1 , while L band HV polarization saturated at $80 Mg ha À1 .  ... 
doi:10.1029/2008jg000911 fatcat:uzyww4q6cvh3jcuvql4a47uxri

SMOS-IC data record of soil moisture and L-VOD: Historical development, applications and perspectives

Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Xiaojun Li, Frédéric Frappart, Lei Fan, Amen Al-Yaari, Gabrielle De Lannoy, Xiangzhuo Liu, Mengjia Wang, Erwan Le Masson, Christophe Moisy
2021 Remote Sensing of Environment  
The SMOS-IC product includes both a soil moisture (SM) and a L-band vegetation optical depth (L-VOD) data set which are currently at the basis of several studies evaluating the impact of climate and anthropogenic  ...  A B S T R A C T Passive microwave remote sensing observations at L-band provide key and global information on surface soil moisture and vegetation water content, which are related to the Earth water and  ...  The authors wish to thank the three reviewers for their detailed and constructive comments which helped us to improve considerably the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.112238 fatcat:3pwm5qme2nhwlfzliiemlkobey

Aerosols from biomass burning over the tropical South Atlantic region: Distributions and impacts

Bruce E. Anderson, William B. Grant, Gerald L. Gregory, Edward V. Browell, James E. Collins, Glen W. Sachse, Donald R. Bagwell, Charles H. Hudgins, Donald R. Blake, Nicola J. Blake
1996 Journal of Geophysical Research  
We calculate that dilute smoke from biomass burning produced an average tenfold enhancement in optical depth over the continental regions as well as a 50% increase in this parameter over the middle South  ...  Finally, to evaluate possible regional scale climate implications, the measured size and spatial distributions are used to calculate the effect of the enhanced aerosols upon atmospheric optical properties  ...  Acknowledgments, We wish to thank the DC-8 crew and support team for their assistance during the field deployment. We also thank J. M. Hoell Jr. and W. R.  ... 
doi:10.1029/96jd00717 fatcat:2gxixwb4onep5cbn2d3k2jv7dq

Multisensor historical climatology of satellite-derived global land surface moisture

Manfred Owe, Richard de Jeu, Thomas Holmes
2008 Journal of Geophysical Research  
These sensor specifications and their effect on the data retrievals are discussed.  ...  The model is described in detail, and the quality of the data with respect to the different sensors is discussed as well.  ...  The authors would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful recommendations.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2007jf000769 fatcat:kjvwtlv56bexthzw52egye6kne

Mapping gains and losses in woody vegetation across global tropical drylands

Feng Tian, Martin Brandt, Yi Y. Liu, Kjeld Rasmussen, Rasmus Fensholt
2016 Global Change Biology  
The few studies focusing on woody vegetation 60 trends in drylands at regional scale used the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) 61 data from optical sensors, e.g.  ...  The L-band (1-2 GHz) radar backscatter has been shown to be highly correlated 84 90 Recently, Liu et al. (2011) produced a global long-term vegetation optical depth (VOD) 91 dataset retrieved from satellite  ... 
doi:10.1111/gcb.13464 pmid:27515022 fatcat:amjmdcjmobfxdmiturk4kjufc4
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