Characterizing tropical forest regeneration in Cameroon using NOAA AVHRR data

Richard M. Lucas, M. Honzák, P. J. Curran, G. M. Foody, D.T. Nguele

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To facilitate estimation of the carbon sink associated with tropical forests in Cameroon, regenerating and mature forests were mapped using an unsupervised classi® cation ofAVHRRchannels 1, 2 and 3. Stages ofregeneration were de® ned using nonlinear relationships between AVHRR channel 3 radiance and basal area, estimated using data collected from 183 plots (1 ha in size) in an area south-east of the capital, Yaounde . The overall extent and patterns of regenerating forest were comparable to those generated in previous studies.Older stages of regeneration could not, however, be discriminated adequately from mature forest, suggesting that areas of tropical forest disturbance may be underestimated when mapped using AVHRR data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2831-2854
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


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