Canadian Forest Service Publications

LiDAR remote sensing of forest structure. 2003. Lim, K.P.; Treitz, P.; Wulder, M.A.; St-Onge, B.A.; Flood, M. Progress in Physical Geography 27(1): 88-106.

Year: 2003

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 23268

Language: English

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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.