Using Landsat TM data to estimate carbon release from burned biomass in an Alaskan spruce forest complex

@article{Michalek2000UsingLT,
  title={Using Landsat TM data to estimate carbon release from burned biomass in an Alaskan spruce forest complex},
  author={Jeffery L. Michalek and Nancy H. F. French and Eric S. Kasischke and R. D. Johnson and John E. Colwell},
  journal={International Journal of Remote Sensing},
  year={2000},
  volume={21},
  pages={323 - 338}
}
Fire disturbance in boreal forests can release carbon to the atmosphere stored in both the aboveground vegetation and the organic soil layer. Estimating pyrogenic emissions of carbon released during biomass burning in these forests is useful for understanding and estimating global carbon budgets. In this work, we have developed a method to estimate carbon efflux for the burned black spruce in an Alaskan forest by combining information derived from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) data and field… 
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