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Combining satellite data for better tropical forest monitoring

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5 februari 2016

Johannes Reiche, Richard Lucas, Anthea L. Mitchell, Jan Verbesselt, Dirk H. Hoekman, Jörg Haarpaintner, Josef M. Kellndorfer, Ake Rosenqvist, Eric A. Lehmann, Curtis E. Woodcock, Frank Martin Seifert and Martin Herold, published a Commentary on Combining satellite data for better tropical forest monitoring in Nature Climate Change 6, 120–122 (2016).

doi:10.1038/nclimate2919

Implementation of policies to reduce forest loss challenges the Earth observation community to improve forest monitoring. An important avenue for progress is the use of new satellite missions and the combining of optical and synthetic aperture radar sensor data.