Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Webinar #18
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 2:00pm EST (6:00pm UTC): The use of LiDAR to derive tree heights and other structural vegetation characteristics: Applications for mapping habitats in a post-fire environment. Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an optical remote sensing technology that is helpful to measure forest biophysical and structural characteristics. Quantifying the vertical distribution of vegetation using LiDAR has many potential applications in forest management and biodiversity conservation. Some of the tree structural attributes derived from LiDAR, including tree height, crown diameter, and canopy density, can help characterize vegetation and map species habitat. We present results from a study over the Angeles National Forest where we used canopy height derived from LiDAR along with airborne imaging spectrometer data to map forest habitats in a post-fire environment.
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