School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

CP Tan

Current Research

Global climate change is one of the most important environmental challenges facing society today. Hence, forests play significant role as carbon sink, absorbing carbon dioxide that would otherwise increase global warming. Mapping biomass is crucial because it allows scientists to determine the forest’s capacity to store carbon. This information will assist policy makers and forest conservation managers in planning strategies for combating global warming through international monitoring and carbon sequestering.

The aim of this project is to evaluate the capability of Synthetic Aperture Radar for estimating the above-ground biomass of the forest by investigating:
• the effect of forest tree structure (above-ground biomass, canopy cover, basal area and height) on the radar backscatter
• the effectiveness of forest tree height retrieval from SAR interferometry.

Preliminary Results

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