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Title: System, method, and apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass

Abstract

A system, method, and/or apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass contained in vegetative elements, such as large tree boles or trunks present in an area of interest, are provided. The method includes providing an airborne VHF radar system in combination with a LiDAR system, overflying the area of interest while directing energy toward the area of interest, using the VHF radar system to collect backscatter data from the trees as a function of incidence angle and frequency, and determining a magnitude of the biomass from the backscatter data and data from the laser radar system for each radar resolution cell. A biomass map is generated showing the magnitude of the biomass of the vegetative elements as a function of location on the map by using each resolution cell as a unique location thereon. In certain preferred embodiments, a single frequency is used with a linear array antenna.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Jefferson, MD
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (Fairfax, VA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016724
Patent Number(s):
7,924,210
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/990,505
Assignee:
Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (Fairfax, VA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER84127
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Johnson, Patrick W. System, method, and apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Johnson, Patrick W. System, method, and apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass. United States.
Johnson, Patrick W. Tue . "System, method, and apparatus for remote measurement of terrestrial biomass". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016724.
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