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Mapping tropical forest biomass with radar and spaceborne LiDAR in Lope National Park, Gabon: Overcoming problems of high biomass and persistent cloud

Mitchard, Edward T.A; Saatchi, Sassan S; White, L J T; Abernethy, K A; Jeffery, K J; Lewis, S. L.; Collins, Murray; Lefsky, Michael Andrew; Leal, Miguel E.; Woodhouse, Iain H; Meir, Patrick


Spatially-explicit maps of aboveground biomass are essential for calculating the losses and gains in forest carbon at a regional to national level. The production of such maps across wide areas will become increasingly necessary as international efforts to protect primary forests, such as the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) mechanism, come into effect, alongside their use for management and research more generally. However, mapping biomass over high-biomass...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Biogeosciences
DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-179-2012
Access Rights: Open Access


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