LiDAR remote sensing of forest structure

@article{Lim2003LiDARRS,
  title={LiDAR remote sensing of forest structure},
  author={Kevin Lim and Paul M. Treitz and Michael A. Wulder and Beno{\^i}t St-Onge and Martin Flood},
  journal={Progress in Physical Geography},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={106 - 88}
}
Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology provides horizontal and vertical information at high spatial resolutions and vertical accuracies. Forest attributes such as canopy height can be directly retrieved from LiDAR data. Direct retrieval of canopy height provides opportunities to model above-ground biomass and canopy volume. Access to the vertical nature of forest ecosystems also offers new opportunities for enhanced forest monitoring, management and planning. 

Figures and Tables from this paper

The role of LiDAR in sustainable forest management

The information needs of sustainable forest management provide the context within which future opportunities for LiDAR and automated data processing are considered, including issues related to instrumentation, data collection, data processing, costs, and attribute estimation.

COUPLING LIDAR AND HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGERY FOR BIOMASS ESTIMATION IN MIXED-WOOD FOREST ENVIRONMENTS

  • N. Pilger
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
  • 2008
Forest cover type, structure, and volume information is required for the estimation of aboveground forest biomass, which in turn is important for carbon budget modeling and in quantifying forest

Vegetation Structure (LiDAR)

Evaluating TIFFS (Toolbox for LiDAR Data Filtering and Forest Studies) in Deriving Forest Measurements from LiDAR Data

This study assesses the accuracy of LiDAR-derived estimates of forest characteristics including diameter and height against traditional timber cruising through field sampling and uses a commercially available program, TiFFS, for comparison.

CANOPY SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION AND TROPICAL FOREST PARAMETERS PREDICTION FROM AIRBORNE LASER SCANNER FOR LARGE FOREST AREA

In this study, an improved canopy estimation model is proposed based on dynamic moving window that applied on LiDAR point cloud data, which can be derived from DEM, DSM and CHM of large tropical forest area effectively and efficiently.

Integrating Data from Discrete Return Airborne LiDAR and Optical Sensors to Enhance the Accuracy of Forest Description: A Review

Good forest management requires comprehensive and reliable inventory data spanning large areas. Forest management has increasingly relied on remote sensing, specifically light detection and ranging

Vegetation structure determination using LIDAR data and the forest growth parameters

The goal of this paper is to identify the main vegetation factors in the terrain, which are important for the analysis of forest structure. Such an analysis is important for forestry, rescue

Estimation of forest stand structures using airborne LiDAR

This paper is a review with regard to the past studies estimating forest stand structures using airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR). The LiDAR, which has developed greatly since the 1990s,

Lidar Remote Sensing Of Forest Canopy Structure: An Assessment Of The Accuracy Of Lidar And Its Relationship To Higher Trophic Levels

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data can provide detailed information about three-dimensional forest horizontal and vertical structure that is important to forest productivity and wildlife

USE OF LIDAR SYSTEM FOR MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES

1 BRIEF INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER I FOREST RESOURCES: Concepts 2 Definition 2 Classification 2 Functions 3 Structural and biophysical parameters 3 CHAPTER II LIDAR SYSTEM 4 Principle and technical
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 62 REFERENCES

Lidar remote sensing of forest canopy structure and related biophysical parameters at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon, USA

Scanning lidar remote sensing systems have become generally available for use in ecological applications. Unlike microwave and conventional optical sensors, lidar sensors directly measure the

Lidar remote sensing of above‐ground biomass in three biomes

Estimation of the amount of carbon stored in forests is a key challenge for understanding the global carbon cycle, one which remote sensing is expected to help address. However, estimation of carbon

INTEGRATION OF LIDAR AND LANDSAT ETM + DATA

  • A. Hudak
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
  • 2004
Lidar data provide accurate measurements of forest canopy structure in the vertical plane however current lidar sensors have limited coverage in the horizontal plane. Landsat data provide extensive

Modeling lidar returns from forest canopies

The observed slower decay of the airborne lidar waveforms than the simulated waveforms may indicate the existence of the understories and may also suggest that higher order scattering from the upper canopy may contribute to the lidar signals.

MEASURING CANOPY STRUCTURE WITH AN AIRBORNE LASER ALTIMETER

Quantification of vegetation patterns and properties is needed to determine their role on the landscape and to develop management plans to conserve our natural resources. Quantifying vegetation

REMOTE SENSING OF FOREST CANOPIES

Remote sensing provides information about forest canopies through a sensor signal resulting from the interaction of electromagnetic energy with canopy components. The information gained about the

An evaluation of alternate remote sensing products for forest inventory, monitoring, and mapping of Douglas-fir forests in western Oregon

This research evaluates the utility of several remote sensing data types for the purpose of mapping forest structure and related attributes at a regional scale and assembles a data set consisting of 92 field plots within the Willamette National Forest and the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.
...