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Table 3 Comparison of mean H and AGB in validation area

From: Forest degradation and biomass loss along the Chocó region of Colombia

Metric Class Mean lidar “truth” ± stdev Mean independent prediction ± stdev Area (ha) Difference in mean (%)
Height (m) All 19.38 ± 7.97 19.34 ± 7.11 59,938 0.21
  Terra firme 20.84 ± 7.06 20.95 ± 5.88 48,824 0.51
  Intact forest 23.03 ± 5.16 22.89 ± 4.14 28,727 0.21
  Degraded + Secondary forest 17.83 ± 7.23 18.26 ± 6.64 21,336 2.41
  Wetland 12.16 ± 8.59 11.64 ± 7.81 9563 4.30
  Mangrove 18.14 ± 6.41 17.39 ± 5.12 1551 4.11
AGB (Mg/ha) All 204.67 ± 87.28 204.25 ± 78.47 59,938 0.21
  Terra firme 222.54 ± 75.44 223.72 ± 62.77 48,824 0.53
  Intact forest 245.98 ± 55.13 244.5 ± 44.16 28,727 0.60
  Degraded + Secondary forest 190.40 ± 79.02 195.05 ± 72.98 20,204 2.44
  Wetland 105.66 ± 74.62 101.08 ± 67.82 9563 4.33
  Mangrove 253.52 ± 89.63 243.06 ± 71.60 1551 4.13
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