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Using airborne lasers to estimate forest canopy and stand characteristics

Using airborne lasers to estimate forest canopy and stand characteristics

Journal of Forestry 86(10): 31-38

The physical components of an airborne laser system are described and the use of the system to estimate tree ht. and infer canopy density is explained. Regression techniques are used to relate laser canopy profile measurements to ground measurements of forest biomass and timber volume. The technique was used to estimate biomass and volume over a large forest tract in SW Georgia, USA.

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