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Theia biomass map for French Guiana has been obtained using the data fusion of LiDAR, radar, optical and other environmental datasets. The precision of the map by comparison to field estimates is around 50 Mg/ha (Mean absolute percentage error = 12%).

French Guiana Biomass
French Guiana Biomass

Authors : Ibrahim Fayad (Irstea), Nicolas Baghdadi (Irstea), Stéphane Guitet (ONF), Jean Stéphane Bailly (AgroParisTech), Nicolas Barbier (IRD), Valéry Gond (CIRAD), Bruno Hérault (CIRAD), Mahmoud El Hajj (Noveltis), Frédéric Fabre (Astrium/EADS), José Perrin (BRGM)

Thanks : IRSTEA, CNES (TOSCA), BRGM, CIRAD, IRD, CNRS, Noveltis, Astrium/EADS, NSDIC (National Snow and Ice Data Center for the distribution of the ICESat/GLAS data),ONF.


Fayad I., Baghdadi N., Guitet S., Bailly J.S., Hérault B., Gond V., El Hajj M., and Ho Tong Minh D., 2016. Aboveground biomass mapping in French Guiana by combining remote sensing, forest inventories and environmental data, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, vol. 52, pp.502-514,

Forest biomass map in French Guiana / Fayad, I., Baghdadi, N., Guitet, S., Bailly, J.-S., Barbier, N., Gond, V., Hérault, B., El Hajj, M., Fabre, F., Perrin, J. (2018). Forest biomass map in French Guiana. Irstea.


Nicolas Baghdadi
INRAE | Tetis



GeoTIFF raster

NoData: -9999

EPSG: 32622

Resolution: 1000 m

Pixel type: double precision (64 bits)

Data years

ICESat: 2003-2009

BRGM: 1996

Altoa: 2004-2009

Optical data : 2003-2013

SRTM: 2000

Geological data: 2001

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