Carbon stock in forest aboveground biomass – comparison based on Landsat data

Vilém Pechanec, Filip Stržínek, Jan Purkyt, Lenka Štěrbová, Pavel Cudlín
2017 Central European Forestry Journal  
The objective of this study was to verify a possibility of the assessment of carbon stock above all in forest aboveground biomass in the area of Czech Republic based on Landsat data and terrestrial mapping of land cover. Landsat 7 ETM+ data and method based on vegetation index ND45 were used. Simultaneously the aboveground carbon stock was assessed by expert based estimations of carbon in aboveground biomass in the various classes of landscape cover, derived from Corine Land Cover 2012 data. By
more » ... comparison of results obtaining by both methods for the whole investigated area in the Czech Republic the differences reached only 4.68% and for forest stands 7.19%. The results of aboveground carbon stock based on the Landsat 7 ETM+ data did not differ distinctly from the assessment of carbon stock for individual classes of land cover for both vegetation cover of the Czech Republic and forest stands.
doi:10.1515/forj-2017-0014 fatcat:gib5attnqrbyhmyhv7o3jsuuyu