Volumetric lidar return patterns from an old-growth tropical rainforest canopy

Rainforests represent the epitome of structural complexity in terrestrial ecosystems. However, measures of three-dimensional canopy structure are limited to a few areas typically < 1 ha with construction crane or walkway/platform access. An innovative laser pro® ling system, the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS), was used to map canopy structure (i.e… CONTINUE READING