Mapping Forest Height and Aboveground Biomass by Integrating ICESat-2, Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Data

Forest canopy height was mapped by integrating ICESat-2 canopy height & Sentinel-1 backscatter & texture values using Random Forest. Forest canopy height and Sentinel-2 derived variables were used to map the spatial distribution of forest aboveground biomass. The developed approach can be implemented for mapping as well as monitoring the forest biomass/carbon stock and has huge relevance to carbon budgeting, climate conventions, and sustainable management of forests.

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