Assessing the Contribution of Woody Materials to Forest Angular Gap Fraction and Effective Leaf Area Index Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data

@article{Zheng2016AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the Contribution of Woody Materials to Forest Angular Gap Fraction and Effective Leaf Area Index Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning Data},
  author={Guang Zheng and Lixia Ma and Wei He and Jan U. H. Eitel and L. Monika Moskal and Zhiyu Zhang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2016},
  volume={54},
  pages={1475-1487}
}
The spatial distribution of the photosynthetic components of a forest canopy plays a key role in ecological related processes such as gas exchange, photosynthesis, and evapotranspiration through affecting radiation regimes of the forest canopy. However, quantitative evaluation of woody materials' contribution to effective leaf area index (LAIe) using 3-D terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) is a challenging work. In this paper, we first identified the differences between directional gap fraction… CONTINUE READING