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Remote Sensing of Biomass

Principles and Applications

Generally, the term biomass is used for all materials originating from photosynthesis. However, biomass can equally apply to animals. Conservation and management of biomass is very important. There are various ways and methods for biomass evaluation. One of these methods is remote sensing. Remote sensing provides information about biomass, but also about biodiversity and environmental factors estimation over a wide area. The great potential of remote sensing has received considerable attention over the last few decades in many different areas in biological sciences including nutrient status assessment, weed abundance, deforestation, glacial features in Arctic and Antarctic regions, depth sounding of coastal and ocean depths, and density mapping. The salient features of the book include:
Several aspects of biomass study and survey
Use of remote sensing for evaluation of biomass
Evaluation of carbon storage in ecosystems
Evaluation of primary productivity through case studies

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Remote Sensing of BiomassPrinciples and ApplicationsEdited by Lola Fatoyinbo

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/696

ISBN: 978-953-51-0313-4

Copyright year: 2012

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27172 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

85 Dimensions Citations

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1. Lidar Remote Sensing for Biomass Assessment

By Jacqueline Rosette, Juan Suárez, Ross Nelson, Sietse Los, Bruce Cook and Peter North

2068

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2. Forest Structure Retrieval from Multi-Baseline SARs

By Stefano Tebaldini

1522

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3. Biomass Prediction in Tropical Forests: The Canopy Grain Approach

By Christophe Proisy, Nicolas Barbier, Michael Guéroult, Raphael Pélissier, Jean-Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry, Eloi Grau and Pierre Couteron

1463

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4. Remote Sensing of Biomass in the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa: Opportunities and Limitations for Research

By Natasha Ribeiro, Micas Cumbana, Faruk Mamugy and Aniceto Chaúque

2783

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5. Ocean Color Remote Sensing of Phytoplankton Functional Types

By Tiffany A.H. Moisan, Shubha Sathyendranath and Heather A. Bouman

3152

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6. Using SVD Analysis of Combined Altimetry and Ocean Color Satellite Data for Assessing Basin Scale Physical-Biological Coupling in the Mediterranean Sea

By Antoni Jordi and Gotzon Basterretxea

1226

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7. Advances in Remote Sensing of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery Monitoring - A Review

By Ioannis Gitas, George Mitri, Sander Veraverbeke and Anastasia Polychronaki

2430

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8. The Science and Application of Satellite Based Fire Radiative Energy

By Evan Ellicott and Eric Vermote

1853

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9. Resilience and Stability Associated with Conversion of Boreal Forest

By Jacquelyn Kremper Shuman and Herman Henry Shugart

1166

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10. Reconstructing LAI Series by Filtering Technique and a Dynamic Plant Model

By Meng Zhen Kang, Thomas Corpetti, Jing Hua and Philippe de Reffye

1200

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11. Mapping Aboveground and Foliage Biomass Over the Porcupine Caribou Habitat in Northern Yukon and Alaska Using Landsat and JERS-1/SAR Data

By Wenjun Chen, Weirong Chen, Junhua Li, Yu Zhang, Robert Fraser, Ian Olthof, Sylvain G. Leblanc and Zhaohua Chen

1292

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12. Rice Crop Monitoring with Unmanned Helicopter Remote Sensing Images

By Kishore C. Swain and Qamar Uz Zaman

2860

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13. Geostatistical Estimation of Biomass Stock in Chilean Native Forests and Plantations

By Jaime Hernández, Patricio Corvalán, Xavier Emery, Karen Peña and Sergio Donoso

2514

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14. Using Remote Sensing to Estimate a Renewable Resource: Forest Residual Biomass

By A. García-Martín, J. de la Riva, F. Pérez-Cabello and R. Montorio

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