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Table 4 Evaluation statistics for predicting aboveground biomass from ALOS PALSAR and climate variables, using field and LiDAR biomass plots

From: Improving aboveground biomass maps of tropical dry forests by integrating LiDAR, ALOS PALSAR, climate and field data

Data Approach n R2 RMSE %RMSE Bias SD of error
 Calibration  Field plots 200 0.52 49.0 37.4 1.2 49.1
 LiDAR plots 5021 0.84 31.3 20.3 0.5 31.3
 Field and LiDAR plots 5221 0.83 32.8 21.4 0.6 32.8
 Validation  Field plots 87 0.44 43.8 32.1 − 1.1 43.8
 LiDAR plots 87 0.26 86.7 63.4 43.9 74.6
 Field and LiDAR plots 87 0.35 57.1 41.8 18.5 54.0
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