National Physical Laboratory

DEFRA: Review of UK applicability of worldwide forest carbon measurement techniques

Barker, A, Beckmann, M, Nightingale, J
NPL Report CCM 1, March 2014
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PDB: 7219 | DDB: 6707
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This report provides an overview and case studies for the three approaches to forest carbon measurement: in situ, airborne and satellite-based measurement. The advantages and disadvantages of methods currently applied to estimate forest biomass worldwide are discussed, with a combined approach recommended for a UK-based forest assessment. Effective resource management for timber stocks and deforestation in the UK requires accurate forest-non-forest mapping to monitor tree cover before biomass can be calculated.

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