Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation

Kumar, Lalit, Sinha, Priyakant, Taylor, Subhashni, and Alqurashi, Abdullah (2015) Review of the use of remote sensing for biomass estimation to support renewable energy generation. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9 (1). 097696.

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Abstract

The quantification, mapping and monitoring of biomass are now central issues due to the importance of biomass as a renewable energy source in many countries of the world. The estimation of biomass is a challenging task, especially in areas with complex stands and varying environmental conditions, and requires accurate and consistent measurement methods. To efficiently and effectively use biomass as a renewable energy source, it is important to have detailed knowledge of its distribution, abundance, and quality. Remote sensing offers the technology to enable rapid assessment of biomass over large areas relatively quickly and at a low cost. This paper provides a comprehensive review of biomass assessment techniques using remote sensing in different environments and using different sensing techniques. It covers forests, savannah, and grasslands/rangelands, and for each of these environments, reviews key work that has been undertaken and compares the techniques that have been the most successful.

Item ID: 61185
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1931-3195
Keywords: biomass mapping; renewable energy; biomass estimation
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 04:46
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090905 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 100%
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