Estimation of Indonesian Peat Forest Carbon Emissions based on Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Satellite Image

  • A Awaluddin Agency For The Assessment and Aplication of Technology (BPPT)
  • Albertus Sulaiman Agency For The Assessment and Aplication of Technology (BPPT)
Keywords: Carbon emission, Peatland, Soil moisture, Water table

Abstract

Calculation of carbon emission in tropical peatland forest still unsolved problem. In this paper, we propose a method to calculate carbon emission by using Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite. The SMAP images on January  2018 enhanced 1.3 radiometer Global Daily 9 km, EASE grid overlayed with peat map. The water table mapping obtained by using empirical relation between soil moisture and water table in January 2018 shows a pattern according to some observation. The carbon emission map on January 2018 shows the average is about 280 gC km-2.
Published
2019-06-11
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Articles