Randolph H. Wynne

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Quantification of biophysical parameters of urban trees is important for urban planning, and for assessing carbon sequestration and ecosystem services. Airborne lidar has been used extensively in recent years to estimate biophysical parameters of trees in forested ecosystems. However, similar studies are largely lacking for individual trees in urban(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether leaf area index (LAI) in temperate mixed forests is best estimated using multiple-return airborne laser scanning (lidar) data or dual-band, single-pass interferometric synthetic aperture radar data (from GeoSAR) alone, or both in combination. In situ measurements of LAI were made using the LiCor LAI-2000(More)
The iterative guided spectral class rejection (IGSCR) classification algorithm uses an underlying clustering method and a decision rule to arrive at final classifications for remotely sensed data. Previous versions of IGSCR have used a hard clustering method such as <i>k</i>-means or ISODATA. In an effort to ultimately create a fuzzy version of IGSCR, this(More)
The estimation of the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation in forests (forest fAPAR) from multi-spectral Landsat-8 data is investigated in this paper using a physically based radiative transfer model (Invertible Forest Reflectance Model, INFORM) combined with an inversion strategy based on artificial neural nets (ANN). To derive the(More)
—This paper describes a new algorithm used to adaptively filter a remote sensing dataset based on signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) once the maximum noise fraction (MNF) has been applied. This algorithm uses Hermite splines to calculate the approximate area underneath the SNR curve as a function of band number, and that area is used to place bands into " bins "(More)
– In remote sensing and other disciplines, clustering is frequently used in classification to assign labels to data. In particular, the iterative guided spectral class rejection (IGSCR) classification algorithm uses labeled data and a statistical hypothesis test to determine which clusters should be used in classification. Rejected clusters (based on this(More)
—One challenge to implementing spectral change detection algorithms using multitemporal Landsat data is that key dates and periods are often missing from the record due to weather disturbances and lapses in continuous coverage. This paper presents a method that utilizes residuals from harmonic regression over years of Landsat data, in conjunction with(More)
The mission of this study is to compare Net Primary Productivity (NPP) estimates using (i) forest inventory data and (ii) spatio-temporally continuous MODIS (MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) remote sensing data for Austria. While forest inventories assess the change in forest growth based on repeated individual tree measurements (DBH, height(More)