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Forest Dragon 2: Large-Area Forest Growing Stock Volume Mapping in China, using space borne radar


Reiche, Johannes; Leiterer, Reik; Cartus, Oliver; Santoro, Maurizio; Schmullius, Christiane; Li, Zengyuan (2010). Forest Dragon 2: Large-Area Forest Growing Stock Volume Mapping in China, using space borne radar. In: ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 28 June 2010 - 2 July 2010, online.

Abstract

The creation of large-area forest growing stock volume (GSV) maps of Northeast and Southeast China, based on ERS-1/2 tandem coherence data from the mid 1990s, was aim of the Forest DRAGON 1 project. The evaluation of the map products reveals a reasonable agreement above 70% in terms of forest/ non-forest when compared against freely available Earth Observation products for both NE and SE China. The assessment of forest cover and structure changes in China from the mid 1990s into the current decade is addressed by a pilot study at the regions of Daxinganling and Xiaoxinganling. A one-year stack (2007) of Envisat ASAR GMM data has been processed at 1-km pixel size with the BIOMASAR algorithm to obtain continuous GSV . Accordingly, the ERS-1/2 tandem data has been reprocessed to 1 km to allow an intercomparison of the two products, which in turn allowed observing scaling effects on the forest GSV.

Abstract

The creation of large-area forest growing stock volume (GSV) maps of Northeast and Southeast China, based on ERS-1/2 tandem coherence data from the mid 1990s, was aim of the Forest DRAGON 1 project. The evaluation of the map products reveals a reasonable agreement above 70% in terms of forest/ non-forest when compared against freely available Earth Observation products for both NE and SE China. The assessment of forest cover and structure changes in China from the mid 1990s into the current decade is addressed by a pilot study at the regions of Daxinganling and Xiaoxinganling. A one-year stack (2007) of Envisat ASAR GMM data has been processed at 1-km pixel size with the BIOMASAR algorithm to obtain continuous GSV . Accordingly, the ERS-1/2 tandem data has been reprocessed to 1 km to allow an intercomparison of the two products, which in turn allowed observing scaling effects on the forest GSV.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:2 July 2010
Deposited On:16 Apr 2013 07:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:44
Publisher:European Space Agency * Communication Production Office
Series Name:ESA - SP
Number:686
ISSN:1609-042X
ISBN:978-92-9221-250-6
Official URL:http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/publications/SP-686/SP-686-toc.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Living_Planet_Symposium_2010

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