Publication: Tracking carbon near-real time
New publication is now open-access in PLoS ONE: Near-real time aboveground carbon emissions in Peru
This study used Planet Dove quarterly and monthly mosaics in combination with airborne LiDAR measurements of canopy height in order to estimate the aboveground carbon stocks over multiple time periods and then used the IPCC stock-difference method to obtain the carbon emissions at yearly, quarterly, and monthly updates. A deep learning approach on a high performance computing made this work possible and the workflow can be easily adapted to other similar datasets.
Full citation: Csillik O, Asner GP (2020) Near-real time aboveground carbon emissions in Peru. PLoS ONE 15(11): e0241418. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0241418