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dc.contributorDutta, Deben_US
dc.contributorBiradar, Chandrashekharen_US
dc.contributorSingh, Murarien_US
dc.creatorPatil, Prashanten_US
dc.identifier.citationPrashant Patil, Deb Dutta, Chandrashekhar Biradar, Murari Singh. (29/4/2015). Quantification of the Terrestrial Phytomass and Carbon in the Mountainous Forest Ecosystem Using Remote Sensing and in-Situ Observations. Berlin, Germany.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this research was to develop an understanding of how mountainous forests function in relation to forest phytomass and carbon accumulation in the terrestrial vegetation pools which will help develop options for climate change. In this study, the forest phytomass has been assessed in range of subtropical and temperate forest dominated by tree species of Quercus semicarpifolia Sm. and Pinus roxburghii Sarg in Himalayan region Purola tehsil in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state of India. In-situ measurements of the phytomass were taken with clustered sampling approach on a total of 40 plots (0.1 ha each), i.e. in 10 MODIS pixels with 4 plots laid in an individual pixel. The field measured phytomass was found in the range of 67.76 - 1,108 t ha-1. Weighted-area phytomass was estimated at an individual MODIS (MOD13Q1, 250m) pixel where in-situ measurements varied from 207.93 t ha-1 - 1,042 t ha-1. The best fit equation of pixel phytomass values was regressed on red, infra-red and vegetation indices (NDVI) derived from the MODIS data. The correlation between the measured phytomass and NDVI was found significant and maximum in the month of December (R value -0.71, p < 0.01). However, such a relationship was not persistent throughout the year. The R2 value between observed phytomass and predicted phytomass was 0.53. The predicted phytomass based on 250×250 m MODIS data varied from 216.88 - 1,011 t ha-1. The average phytomass density in study area was 470.42 t ha-1 and carbon density 221.09 t ha-1en_US
dc.publisherThe German Aerospace Center (DLR)en_US
dc.source36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment;en_US
dc.titleQuantification of the Terrestrial Phytomass and Carbon in the Mountainous Forest Ecosystem Using Remote Sensing and in-Situ Observationsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idBiradar, Chandrashekhar: 0000-0002-9532-9452en_US
cg.creator.idSingh, Murari: 0000-0001-5450-0949en_US
cg.subject.agrovocclimate changeen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerIndian Institute of Remote Sensing - IIRSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderGovernment of Russian Federationen_US
cg.contributor.projectThe CGIAR collaborative research and capacity building project for the development of sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems in Central Asia under the conditions of changing climateen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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