Patterns of canopy and surface layer consumption in a boreal forest fire from repeat airborne lidar

@inproceedings{Alonzo2017PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of canopy and surface layer consumption in a boreal forest fire from repeat airborne lidar},
  author={Michael Alonzo and Douglas C. Morton and Bruce D. Cook and Hans-Erik Andersen and C. D. Babcock and Robert R. Pattison},
  year={2017}
}
Fire in the boreal region is the dominant agent of forest disturbance with direct impacts on ecosystem structure, carbon cycling, and global climate. Global and biome-scale impacts are mediated by burn severity, measured as loss of forest canopy and consumption of the soil organic layer. To date, knowledge of the spatial variability in burn severity has been limited by sparse field sampling and moderate resolution satellite data. Here, we used preand post-fire airborne lidar data to directly… CONTINUE READING