ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-8, 79-83, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-8-79-2016
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07 Jun 2016
EMPIRICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEAF BIOMASS OF RED PINE FORESTS AND ENHANCED VEGETATION INDEX IN SOUTH KOREA USING LANDSAT-5 TM
A. Gusso1, J. Lee2, Y. Son2, and Y. M. Son3 1Environmental Engineering, Polytechnic School, UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, Brazil
2Dept. of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
3Dept. of Forest Industry Research, Korea Forest Research Institute, Seoul, Korea
Keywords: Vegetation Index Profile, Multi-temporal, Foliage Biomass, Tree Age, Red Pine Development, Carbon Storage Abstract. Research on forest carbon (C) dynamics has been undertaken due to the importance of forest ecosystems in national C inventories. Currently, the C sequestration of South Korean forests surpasses that of other countries. In South Korea, Pinus densiflora (red pine) is the most abundant tree species. Thus, understanding the growth rate and biomass evolution of red pine forest in South Korea is important for estimating the forest C dynamics. In this paper, we derived empirical relationship between foliage biomass and the no blue band enhanced vegetation index (EVI-2) profile using both field work and multi-temporal Landsat-5 TM remote sensing data to estimate the productivity of forest biomass in South Korea. Our analysis combined a set of 84 Landsat-5 TM images from 28 different dates between 1986 and 2008 to study red pine forest development over time. Field data were collected from 30 plots (0.04 ha) that were irregularly distributed over South Korea. Individual trees were harvested by destructive sampling, and the age of trees were determined by the number of tree rings. The results are realistic (R2&thinsp=&thinsp0.81, p < 0.01) and suggest that the EVI-2 index is able to adequately represent the development profile of foliage biomass in red pine forest growth.
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Citation: Gusso, A., Lee, J., Son, Y., and Son, Y. M.: EMPIRICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEAF BIOMASS OF RED PINE FORESTS AND ENHANCED VEGETATION INDEX IN SOUTH KOREA USING LANDSAT-5 TM, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-8, 79-83, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-III-8-79-2016, 2016.

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