The BIOMASS mission: quantifying biomass for global carbon assessment

Thuy Le Toan

Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère

Thuy Le Toan holds a PhD in atomic and nuclear physics from the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. She has been the Head of the Remote Sensing research team in the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales des Rayonnements and since 1995 at the Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO),Toulouse, France.
Her research activity has been in the area of remote sensing for land applications, and her specialisation is on radar remote sensing for agriculture and forest monitoring. She is proposer and co-leader of the next ESA Earth Explorer satellite mission BIOMASS, selected for launch in 2021. She has been a Project Coordinator and PI of several satellite research projects. She has also been member of science teams and review panels for E.U., ESA, NASA, JAXA and national organisations on the use of SAR in monitoring land surfaces.


To determine the distribution of forest biomass at a global scale is the objective of the BIOMASS mission, selected as the 7th ESA Earth Explorer Mission, for a launch in 2021. BIOMASS is based on a P-band SAR to provide... [ view full abstract ]


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