Sylvie Durrieu

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We have developed a new airborne UV lidar for the forest canopy and deployed it in the Landes forest (France). It is the first one that: (i) operates at 355 nm for emitting energetic pulses of 16 mJ at 20 Hz while fulfilling eye-safety regulations and (ii) is flown onboard an ultra-light airplane for enhanced flight flexibility. Laser footprints at ground(More)
Full-waveform (FW) lidar systems provide range profiles of the Earth topography. They are acquired from airborne platforms or from satellites. Many applications derive from the use of such data, from the extraction of 3D point clouds to the inversion of vegetation profiles. Nevertheless, handling range profiles is much more difficult than handling 3D point(More)
This paper gives an overview of French studies realized in the frame of the CNES (French Space Agency) working group on spaceborne lidar missions. These studies include (1) the development of forest scenery and radiative transfer models for the simulation of lidar waveforms under forest cover, (2) preliminary instrumental studies to ensure the feasibility(More)
Why assessing forest biomass? Estimating forest productivity and carbon sequestration rate Defining strategies for sustainable forest management and climate change mitigation How? Through allometric equations using field-measured trunc diameter at breast height (DBH) → Cost and assess issues Through remote sensing techniques → Do not give access to the DBH
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