Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects
AbstractResearch activities combining lidar and radar remote sensing have increased in recent years. The main focus in combining lidar-radar forest remote sensing has been on the retrieval of the aboveground biomass (AGB), which is a primary variable related to carbon cycle in land ecosystems, and has therefore been identified as an essential climate variable. In this review, we summarize the studies combining lidar and radar in estimating forest AGB. We discuss the complementary use of lidar and radar according to the relevance of the added value. The most promising prospects for combining lidar and radar data are in the use of lidar-derived ground elevations for improving large-area biomass estimates from radar, and in upscaling of lidar-based AGB data across large areas covered by spaceborne radar missions. View Full-Text
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Kaasalainen, S.; Holopainen, M.; Karjalainen, M.; Vastaranta, M.; Kankare, V.; Karila, K.; Osmanoglu, B. Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects. Forests 2015, 6, 252-270.
Kaasalainen S, Holopainen M, Karjalainen M, Vastaranta M, Kankare V, Karila K, Osmanoglu B. Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects. Forests. 2015; 6(1):252-270.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kaasalainen, Sanna; Holopainen, Markus; Karjalainen, Mika; Vastaranta, Mikko; Kankare, Ville; Karila, Kirsi; Osmanoglu, Batuhan. 2015. "Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects." Forests 6, no. 1: 252-270.