Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Research article
24 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 24 Mar 2022

Identification of typical ecohydrological behaviours using InSAR allows landscape-scale mapping of peatland condition

Andrew V. Bradley, Roxane Andersen, Chris Marshall, Andrew Sowter, and David J. Large

Data sets

InSAR landscape scale peatland condition A. V. Bradley

Hole-filled seamless SRTM data V4 A. Jarvis, H. I. Reuter, A. Nelson, and E. Guevara

National Soil Map of Scotland JHI - The James Hutton Institute

Scotland Land cover and habitat map 2019 SNH

Model code and software

Forecast: Forecasting functions for time series and linear models, R package version 8.5 R. Hyndman, G. Athanasopoulos, C. Bergmeir, G. Caceres, L. Chhay, M. O'Hara-Wild, F. Petropoulos, S. Razbash, E. Wang, and F. Yasmeen

"Stats v3.6.2" R package R Core Team

SSA-MTM Toolkit for Spectral Analysis SPECTRA

Short summary
The condition of peatland largely determines its capacity to store carbon, but peatland condition is not accurately known. Combining the knowledge of management, vegetation, and detecting differences in seasonal surface movement from satellite radar data, we map peat condition. In a blanket bog landscape we discovered the presence of wetter and dryer conditions, which could help guide restoration decisions, and we conclude that this approach could  be transferred peat management worldwide.