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Table 1 Biomass Densities by Land Cover Type

From: Mapping and monitoring carbon stocks with satellite observations: a comparison of methods

Class Name DR CA Δ
Closed evergreen lowland forest 216.3 273.5 57.2
Degraded evergreen lowland forest 121.2 171.5 50.3
Submontane forest (900 – 1500 m) 238.2 186.8 -51.4
Montane forest (>1500 m) 169.6 94.6 -75.0
Swamp forest 250.7 346.9 96.2
Mangrove 48.3 100.9 52.6
Mosaic Forest/Croplands 91.5 96.6 5.1
Mosaic Forest/Savanna 77.4 91.9 14.5
Closed deciduous forest 84.9 81.8 -3.1
Deciduous woodland 35.2 89.4 54.2
Deciduous shrubland with sparse trees 11.5 61.0 49.5
Open deciduous shrubland 12.8 61.6 48.8
Closed grassland 7.0 73.9 66.9
Open grassland with sparse shrubs 1.0 14.3 13.3
Open grassland 1.9 13.4 11.5
Sparse grassland 2.3 6.0 3.7
Swamp bushland and grassland 32.7 57.3 24.6
Croplands (>50%) 5.3 36.9 31.6
Croplands with woody shrubs 1.1 10.2 9.1
Irrigated croplands 1.6 44.8 43.2
Sandy desert and dunes 0.0 31.0 31.0
Stony desert 1.3 13.0 11.7
Bare rock 0.8 13.4 12.6
Salt hardpans 1.2 42.4 41.2
Water bodies 5.6 107.7 102.1
  1. Land cover classes derived from the GLC2000, average AGB (tons ha-1) derived from the "direct remote sensing" (DR) and from the "combine and assign" (CA) approaches.
  2. The column labelled Δ indicates the difference between approaches (CA-DR).