Tropical forest carbon assessment: integrating satellite and airborne mapping approaches
By Gregory P. Asner
The author presents an integrated satellite–airborne mapping approach that supports high-resolution carbon stock assessment and monitoring in tropical forest regions.
The approach yields a spatially resolved, regional state-of-the-forest carbon baseline, followed by high-resolution monitoring of forest cover and disturbance to estimate carbon emissions. Rapid advances and decreasing costs in the satellite and airborne mapping sectors are already making high-resolution carbon stock and emissions assessments viable anywhere in the world.
Source: Environ. Res. Lett. 4 (July-September 2009) 034009