CARBON SEQUESTRATION ASSESSMENT OF THE ORCHARDS USING SATELLITE DATA
Yannawut Uttaruk and Teerawong Laosuwan
This study aimed to estimate above-ground carbon sequestration of orchards using satellite data. The research methodology analyzed the relationship between the amount of above-ground carbon sequestration and vegetation indices from the data obtained from LANDSAT 8 OLI including (1) Difference Vegetation Index (DVI), (2) Green Vegetation Index (GVI), (3) Simple Ratio (SR), (4) Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), and (5) Transformed Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (TNDVI) in order to find out the most appropriate equation to estimate above-ground carbon sequestration of the orchards in the study area at Sang Kho sub district, Phu Phan district, Sakon Nakhon province in northeast Thailand. The study results found that the relationship between the amount of above-ground carbon sequestration and the most appropriate index relating to vegetation was TNDVI. At any rate, TNDVI had the relationship equation y = 0.226e0.039x and coefficient of determination R² = 0.877, which represented the amount of above-ground carbon sequestration in the study area in a total of 40.86 tons per hectare.
Keywords: carbon sequestration assessment, satellite data, vegetation indices