In the last few years there has been a large effort to improve the spatial assessment of carbon stocks and aboveground biomass integrated ground and space-based observations; particularly in the tropical region where data uncertainties are higher. Aboveground biomass plays a key role in the carbon cycle and climate processes. This themes focuses on improving information on biomass of woody vegetation by combining field observations, remote sensing and auxiliary data.
An integrated pan-tropical map of aboveground biomass in woody vegetation using multiple reference datasets.
Reference data used for the Avitabile pan-tropical biomass, in both shapefile and raster format.
Global map of aboveground biomass in forest, generated by combining and harmonizing the Avitabile pan-tropical biomass map with the boreal forest biomass map by Santoro et al. (2015).