Effect of location error on the estimation of abovegroimd bíomass carbon stock

Sang Pil Kim, Joon Heo, Jae Hoon Jung, Su Hong Yoo, Kyoung Min Kim

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Estimation of biomass carbon stock is an important research for estimation of public benefit of forest. Previous studies about biomass carbon stock estimation have limitations, which come from the used deterministic models. The most serious problem of deterministic models is that deterministic models do not provide any explanation about the relevant effects of errors. In this study, the effects of location errors were analyzed in order to estimation of biomass carbon stock of Danyang area using Monte Carlo simulation method. More specifically, the k-Nearest Neighbor(kNN) algorithm was used for basic estimation. In this procedure, random and systematic errors were added on the location of sample plot, and effects on estimation error were analyzed by checking the changes of RMSE. As a result of random error simulation, mean RMSE of estimation was increased from 24.8 tonC/hato 26 tonC/ha when 0.5∼1 pixel location errors were added. However, mean RMSE was converged after the location errors were added 0.8 pixel, because of characteristic of study site. In case of the systematic error simulation, any significant trends of RMSE were not detected in the test data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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