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Title: Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters

Abstract

A method of determining forest production entirely from remotely sensed data in which remotely sensed multispectral scanner (MSS) data on forest 5 composition is combined with remotely sensed radar imaging data on forest stand biophysical parameters to provide a measure of forest production. A high correlation has been found to exist between the remotely sensed radar imaging data and on site measurements of biophysical 10 parameters such as stand height, diameter at breast height, total tree height, mean area per tree, and timber stand volume.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
OSTI Identifier:
6783024
Patent Number(s):
6091559
Assignee:
SRS; EDB-88-176871
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G11 - INFORMATION STORAGE G11B - INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOMASS; EVALUATION; PLANT GROWTH; DETECTION; REMOTE SENSING; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; FORESTS; LASERS; MULTISPECTRAL SCANNERS; OPTICAL RADAR; PINES; CONIFERS; ENERGY SOURCES; GROWTH; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PLANTS; RADAR; RANGE FINDERS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; TREES; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Corey, J C, and Mackey, Jr, H E. Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Corey, J C, & Mackey, Jr, H E. Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters. United States.
Corey, J C, and Mackey, Jr, H E. Mon . "Method of determining forest production from remotely sensed forest parameters". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method of determining forest production entirely from remotely sensed data in which remotely sensed multispectral scanner (MSS) data on forest 5 composition is combined with remotely sensed radar imaging data on forest stand biophysical parameters to provide a measure of forest production. A high correlation has been found to exist between the remotely sensed radar imaging data and on site measurements of biophysical 10 parameters such as stand height, diameter at breast height, total tree height, mean area per tree, and timber stand volume.},
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