ALOS Woody biomass (50m) 2009

This raster represents the above ground vegetation biomass at 50m resolution. It is based on radar imagery from the Palsar instrument on the Japanese ALOS satellite, and is calibrated to field measurements of biomass. It is used for carbon accounting, vegetation mapping and modelling applications

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Language English
Edition Not known
Purpose This is a research grade product generated using L-band radar imagery from ALOS PALSAR. The model was calibrated using field plot measurements of tree diameters from which above ground biomass (AGB) was estimated using allometric equations. Empirical relationships were established between HH and HV backscatter and AGB. The study also explored the impact of surface moisture conditions on biomass retrieval using L-band radar. The full method is published in Lucas et al. (2010). The product is unvalidated but may be useful for woody vegetation change monitoring and carbon accounting applications.
Frequency of change Unknown
Metadata Date 2011-01-07
Date of Asset Creation 2011-07-01
Date of Asset Publication 2011-05-25
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Record 1
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Geospatial Topic Imagery base maps earth cover

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2009-01-06
Datum WSG84
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2011"