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Empirical relationships between AIRSAR backscatter and LiDAR-derived forest biomass, Queensland, Australia

Lucas, R M; Cronin , Natasha; Lee, Alex; Moghaddam, Mahta; Witte , C; Tickle , P.K.

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To evaluate the use of multi-frequency, polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data for quantifying the above ground biomass (AGB) of open forests and woodlands, NASA JPL AIRSAR (POLSAR) data were acquired over a 37 x 60 km area west of Injune, central Queensland, Australia. From field measurements recorded within 32 50 x 50 m plots, AGB was estimated by applying species-specific allometric equations to stand measurements. AGB was then scaled-up to the larger area using relationships...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28581
Source: Remote Sensing of Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2005.10.019

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