In addition to ENVISAT BIOMASAR GSV and WUR Global Forest Biomass, there are three other products allowing to map European Forest Biomass. However, these data are not available for direct download. Details for these products are given in the table below:
|Products||Barredo et al (2012)||Kindermann et al (2008)||Gallaun et al (2010)|
|Input data||CORINE, GEZ||MODIS NPP||MODIS data, VCF|
|Resolution||1 km||0.0083 degree||500 m|
Avitabile and Camia (2018) have reviewed and compared these products using harmonised biomass reference data. All the maps overestimated the low biomass values and underestimated the high biomass values. All maps had an overall negative bias (23–43 Mg/ha). The relative errors were 29–40% at the national level and 63–72% at the grid cell level.
Barredo, J. I., Miguel, J. S., Caudullo, G. & Busetto, L. A European map of living forest biomass and carbon stock executive report. 1–16 (Institute for Environment and Sustainability, 2012).
Kindermann, G., McCallum, I., Fritz, S. & Obersteiner, M. A global forest growing stock, biomass and carbon map based on FAO statistics. Silva Fenn. 42, (2008).
Gallaun, H. et al. EU-wide maps of growing stock and above-ground biomass in forests based on remote sensing and field measurements. For. Ecol. Manag. 260, 252–261 (2010).
Avitabile, V. & Camia, A. An assessment of forest biomass maps in Europe using harmonized national statistics and inventory plots. For. Ecol. Manag. 409, 489–498 (2018).