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Sensitivity of L-band vegetation optical depth to carbon stocks in tropical forests: a comparison to higher frequencies and optical indices

Author
Chaparro, D.; Duveiller, G.; Piles, M. P.; Cescatti, A.; Vall-llossera, M.; Camps, A.; Entekhabi, D.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Remote sensing of environment
Date of publication
2019-10-01
Volume
232
First page
1
Last page
13
DOI
10.1016/j.rse.2019.111303
Project funding
Innnovative products and services from microwave sensors, SMOS and Earth Sentinels
On the continuity of L-band satellite missions: new paradigms in products and applications
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/180795 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425719303220 Open in new window
Abstract
Monitoring vegetation carbon in tropical regions is essential to the global carbon assessment and to evaluate the actions oriented to the reduction of forest degradation. Mainly, satellite optical vegetation indices and LiDAR data have been used to this purpose. These two techniques are limited by cloud cover and are sensitive only to the top of vegetation. In addition, the vegetation attenuation to the soil microwave emission, represented by the vegetation optical depth (VOD), has been applied ...
Citation
Chaparro, D. [et al.]. Sensitivity of L-band vegetation optical depth to carbon stocks in tropical forests: a comparison to higher frequencies and optical indices. "Remote sensing of environment", 1 Octubre 2019, vol. 232, p. 1-13.
Keywords
Carbon density, Climate change, Tropical forestsL-band, Vegetation optical depth
Group of research
CommSensLab-UPC - Centre Específic de Recerca en Comunicació i Detecció UPC
RSLAB - Remote Sensing Lab

Participants