Retrieval biomass of a large Venezuelan pine plantation using JERS-1 SAR data

Castel Thierry, Guerra Francisco, Ruiz Alejandro, Albarran Vincente, Caraglio Yves, Houllier François. 2000. Retrieval biomass of a large Venezuelan pine plantation using JERS-1 SAR data. In : Taking the pulse of the planet: The role of remote sensing in managing the environment. Vol. 1 : IGARSS 2000 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium , Honolulu, Hawaï, 24-28 July 2000. IEEE. Piscataway : IEEE, pp. 396-398. IGARSS 2000, Honolulu, États-Unis, 24 July 2000/28 July 2000.

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Autre titre : Recherche de la biomasse d'une grande plantation vénézuélienne de pins à l'aide de données SAR JERS-1

Abstract : Further studies are needed to evaluate the ability of actual or incoming SAR data to extract forest attributes over various sites such as large unmanaged pine plantations. In this study, we focused on a forest cover, which is a vast flat area of ca. 500,000 ha where the biomass ranges from 0 to 200 m³/ha corresponding to different forest canopy structures. Results show a good correlation between the backscattering coefficient sigma0 (with a 6-dB dynamic range and R² upper or equal to 0.8), the stand timber volume and the stand density. In fact, the trend is mainly driven by stand density and different relationships are observed according to age class, which explicitly points out the effects of canopy structure on the backscattering level. Stem volume is derived from the inversion of a semi-empirical model by taking into account these effects. Inversion results show a global accuracy of ca. 21 m³/ha. Hence, the result indicate that 1) JERS-1 data can be used in an operational way for estimating the biomass of such plantations and 2) it is necessary to take forest stand structure into account. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Pinus caribaea, Biomasse, Télédétection, Satellite, Forêt, Caractéristique du peuplement, Modèle de simulation

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Venezuela (République bolivarienne du)

Classification Agris : U40 - Surveying methods
K10 - Forestry production

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Castel Thierry, CIRAD-AMIS-AMAP (FRA)
  • Guerra Francisco, FIIDT (VEN)
  • Ruiz Alejandro, FIIDT (VEN)
  • Albarran Vincente, CVG-PROFORCA (VEN)
  • Caraglio Yves, CIRAD-AMIS-AMAP (FRA)
  • Houllier François, CIRAD-AMIS-AMAP (FRA)

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