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The Role of Remote Sensing in Assessing Forest Biomass in Appalachian South CarolinaInformation is presented on the use of color infrared aerial photographs and ground sampling methods to quantify standing forest biomass in Appalachian South Carolina. Local tree biomass equations are given and subsequent evaluation of stand density and size classes using remote sensing methods is presented. Methods of terrain analysis, environmental hazard rating, and subsequent determination of accessibility of forest biomass are discussed. Computer-based statistical analyses are used to expand individual cover-type specific ground sample data to area-wide cover type inventory figures based on aerial photographic interpretation and area measurement. Forest biomass data are presented for the study area in terms of discriminant size classes, merchantability limits, accessibility (as related to terrain and yield/harvest constraints), and potential environmental impact of harvest.
Document ID
19830017907
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Shain, W. (Clemson Univ. SC, United States)
Nix, L. (Clemson Univ. SC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Marshall Univ. Proc. of the Natl. Conf. on Energy Resource Management, Vol. 2
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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