B003:
Advances in spaceborne mapping and monitoring of above ground biomass





Session ID#: 26828

Session Description:
High uncertainty remains in quantifying the magnitude and distribution of forest and woodland above ground biomass (AGB) stocks globally, providing a poor constraint on carbon flux modelling and limiting the accurate assessment of AGB changes resulting from disturbance and recovery. The anticipated launches of NASA and ESA missions (e.g. GEDI, NISAR, BIOMASS) designed for global AGB mapping will help reduce this uncertainty. The CEOS WGCV Land Product Validation subgroup has recently established a biomass focus area that will provide a forum from which to develop a protocol for the quantitative calibration and validation of AGB data products. This session will focus on recent advances in methods for AGB product generation, calibration and validation. We invite abstracts on SAR, lidar, multi­angular and passive optical approaches to mapping AGB, singularly and in combination. Contributions on novel in situ validation methods (e.g. terrestrial laser scanning), scaling techniques, and inter­comparison activities are particularly welcome.
Primary Convener:  John Armston, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States
Conveners:  Laura Duncanson1, Mathias Disney2 and Miguel O Roman1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States(2)University College London, Department of Geography, London, United Kingdom

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Index Terms:

0428 Carbon cycling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0439 Ecosystems, structure and dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0480 Remote sensing [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Yang Lei1, Robert N Treuhaft2, Paul Siqueira3, Nathan Torbick4, Richard Lucas5, Michael Maier Keller6, Michael Schmidt7, Mark J Ducey8 and William Salas4, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States, (4)Applied Geosolutions, LLC, Durham, NH, United States, (5)University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, (6)EMBRAPA Brazilian Agricultural Research Corportation, Campinas, Brazil, (7)Remote Sensing Centre, Environment and Resource Sciences, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, Brisbane, Australia, (8)University of New Hampshire (UNH), Department of Natural Resources & Environment, Durham, NH, United States
John Burns Kilbride1, Shawn Fraver2, Elias Ayrey1, Aaron Weiskittel1, Justin Braaten3, Joseph Michael Hughes4 and Daniel J Hayes5, (1)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (2)University of Maine, School of Forest Resources, Orono, ME, United States, (3)Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, School of Forestry, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Battelle Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Atticus E Stovall and Herman Henry Shugart Jr, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, United States
Dmitry Shchepashchenko1, Jérome Chave2, Oliver L. Phillips3, Stuart J Davies4, Simon L Lewis5, Christoph Perger6, Christopher Dresel1, Steffen Fritz6 and Klaus Scipal7, (1)IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, (2)CNRS & Université Paul Sabatier, UMR 5174 Laboratoire Evolution et Diversité Biologique, Toulouse, France, (3)University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds, United Kingdom, (4)Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Washington DC, United States, (5)University College London, London, United Kingdom, (6)IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria, (7)European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Paul M Montesano1, Christopher S R Neigh1, Min Feng2, Saurabh Channan2, Joseph O Sexton3, William Wagner1, Margaret Wooten1, Benjamin Poulter4 and Libo Wang5, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Global Land Cover Facility, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Global Land Cover Facility, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Montana State University, Institute on Ecosystems and the Department of Ecology, Bozeman, MT, United States, (5)Environment and Climate Change Canada, Climate Research Division, Toronto, ON, Canada
Paul L Patterson1, Sean P Healey2, Göran Ståhl3, Svetlana Saarela4, Sören Holm4, Ralph Dubayah5 and Steven Hancock6, (1)US Forest Service Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Rocky Mountain Research Statio, Ogden, UT, United States, (3)Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden, (4)Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Resource Management, Umea, Sweden, (5)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (6)University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States
Robert N Treuhaft1, Alessandro Baccini2, Fabio G Goncalves3, Yang Lei1, Michael Keller1,4 and Wayne S Walker5, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States, (3)Canopy Remote Sensing Solutions, Florianopolis, Brazil, (4)USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Rio Piedras, PR, United States, (5)Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States
Zhengyang Hou1, Qing Xu2, Ronald E McRoberts3, Göran Ståhl4 and Jonathan A Greenberg1, (1)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (2)University of Nevada Reno, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Reno, NV, United States, (3)USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, MN, United States, (4)Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
Sujit Madhab Ghosh and Mukunda Dev Behera, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
Unmesh Khati1, Gulab Singh2 and Mohamed Musthafa2, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, (2)Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Center of Studies in Resources Engineering, Mumbai, India
Sassan S Saatchi, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Carbon and Climate Group, Pasadena, CA, United States, Liang Xu, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Yifan Yu, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Takuya Itoh1, Masanobu Shimada2, Takeshi Motooka3, Masato Hayashi4, Takeo Tadono4, Risako DAN5, Osamu Isoguchi1 and Tsutomu Yamanokuchi6, (1)RESTEC Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Tokyo Denki University, Hatoyama, Japan, (3)JAXA Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan, (4)JAXA, Tsukuba, Japan, (5)RESTEC Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, Tsukuba city, Japan, (6)Remote Sensing Technology Cent, Tokyo, Japan
Swati Uniyal, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, Sarnam Singh, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India and Sitiraju Srinivasa Rao, National Remote Sensing center, Hyderabad, India
Paul Robert Siqueira1, Josef M Kellndorfer2, Bruce D Chapman3, Sassan Saatchi3 and Marc Simard4, (1)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)Earth Big Data LLC, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States
Nuria Sanchez Lopez1, Andrew T Hudak2 and Luigi Boschetti1, (1)University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID, United States
Christiane Schmullius1, Jonas Eberle1 and Seifert, Frank Martin; (15), Thiel, Christian (1); Pathe, Carsten (1); Matejka, Evelin (1); Eberle, Jonas (1), Quegan, Shaun (2); Carreiras, Joao (2); Wegmüller, Urs (3); Santoro, Maurizio (3); Balzter, Heiko (4); Tansey, Kevin (4); Rodriguez-Veiga, Pedro, (1)Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany
Wenlu Qi1, Steven Hancock2, John Armston3, Suzanne Marselis2 and Ralph Dubayah2, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Department of Science Information Technology Innovation and the Arts, Remote Sensing Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Steven Hancock1, John Armston2, Hao Tang3, Paul L Patterson4, Sean P Healey4, Suzanne Marselis5, Laura Duncanson6, Michelle A Hofton7, James R Kellner8, Scott B Luthcke9, Xiaoli Sun6, James Bryan Blair6 and Ralph Dubayah5, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Department of Science Information Technology Innovation and the Arts, Remote Sensing Centre, Brisbane, Australia, (3)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Rocky Mountain Research Statio, Ogden, UT, United States, (5)University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (6)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)Univ Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (8)Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States, (9)Goddard Space Flight Center, Severna Park, MD, United States
Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States and the GEDI Science Team
Wenjian Ni1, Zhiyu Zhang1 and Guoqing Sun2, (1)RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
James R Kellner1, John Armston2, James Bryan Blair3, Laura Duncanson3, Steven Hancock4, Michelle A Hofton5, Scott B Luthcke6, Suzanne Marselis4, Hao Tang7 and Ralph Dubayah4, (1)Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States, (2)Department of Science Information Technology Innovation and the Arts, Remote Sensing Centre, Brisbane, Australia, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (5)Univ Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (6)Goddard Space Flight Center, Severna Park, MD, United States, (7)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
John Armston1, Suzanne Marselis2, Steven Hancock2, Laura Duncanson3, Hao Tang2, James R Kellner4, Kim Calders5, Mathias Disney5 and Ralph Dubayah2, (1)University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States, (5)University College London, Department of Geography, London, United Kingdom

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