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    Author(s): Daolan Zheng; Linda S. Heath; Mark J. Ducey
    Date: 2008
    Source: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 144: 67-79.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We used remote-sensing-driven models to detect land-cover change effects on forest aboveground biomass (AGB) density (Mg·ha−1, dry weight) and total AGB (Tg) in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan USA, between the years 1992-2001, and conducted an evaluation of the approach. Inputs included remotely-sensed 1992 reflectance data and land-cover map (University of Maryland) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) and 2001 products from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) at 1-km resolution for the region; and 30-m resolution land-cover maps from the National Land Cover Data (NLCD) for a subarea to conduct nine simulations to address our questions.

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    Zheng, Daolan; Heath, Linda S.; Ducey, Mark J. 2008. Satellite detection of land-use change and effects on regional forest aboveground biomass estimates. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 144: 67-79.


    biomass density, change detection, landcover map, remote sensing, total biomass

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