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Aboveground biomass estimation in tropical rain forest based on terrestrial laser scanning

Rasib, Abd. Wahid and Mohd. Yusoff, Abd. Razak and Shaffie H., Safinaz and Abd. Rahman, M. Z. and Omar, H. and Faidi, A. M. and Dollah, R. and Mohd. Yusoff, A. R. and Imzan Hassan, M. (2018) Aboveground biomass estimation in tropical rain forest based on terrestrial laser scanning. In: 39TH ASIAN CONFERENCE ON REMOTE SENSING (ACRS 2018), 2018, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia.

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Estimation of forest biomass is significant for measuring the roles of forests as carbon sources and for supporting sustainable forest management. However, tree biomass is difficult to measure directly over large area. Hence, this study presents an advanced technology non-destructive approach to produce biomass estimation at plot scale using terrestrial laser scanning data in tropical rainforest. This study was carried out in the forest campus of Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Selangor. Three plots were established with a circular shape of 25 meters radius for each plot and 360┬║scanned by terrestrial laser scanner. The main tree attributes that will be measured is diameter at breast height that extracted by using terrestrial laser scanning and ground measurement of diameter at breast height at these three plot. As the results, the overall total of aboveground biomass using terrestrial laser scanning data is 38.68 ton per hectare while for overall total aboveground biomass of census data is 38.09 ton per hectare. Comparison analyses between biomass terrestrial laser scanning and biomass census indeed root mean square at 0.37 for three plots a t-test -1.206 (p = 0.233). As conclusions, terrestrial laser scanner techniques is potential to be used as a tool for plot scale aboveground biomass estimation in high density tropical rain forest.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:aboveground biomass, terrestrial laser scanning, tropical rain forest
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:83489
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 21:41
Last Modified:08 Oct 2019 09:08

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