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Modeling Solar Radiation in the Forest Using Remote Sensing Data: A Review of Approaches and Opportunities

Alex Olpenda, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Krzysztof Będkowski
2018 Remote Sensing  
Point clouds from either ALS or TLS were processed and transformed into voxels, where transmission model was applied.  ...  For simulation of light regime, reconstruction of the canopy was performed especially from the TLS dataset.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10050694 fatcat:em5dsx2dqbhgtpjmip63hy7sp4

The use of terrestrial LiDAR technology in forest science: application fields, benefits and challenges

Mathieu Dassot, Thiéry Constant, Meriem Fournier
2011 Annals of Forest Science  
models of tree biomass.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) through the EMERGE project (ANR BIOENERGIE 2008 BIOE-003), which aims at establishing reliable and generic distribution  ...  Full waveform T-LiDAR scanners (d) are able to record the entire waveform of the returning signal Fig. 3 3 Tree reconstruction and measurement.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13595-011-0102-2 fatcat:jwmnzod47bdxnlqff5eb3356ky

Lidar Remote Sensing for Biomass Assessment [chapter]

Jacqueline Rosette, Juan Surez, Ross Nelson, Sietse Los, Bruce Cook, Peter North
2012 Remote Sensing of Biomass - Principles and Applications  
The amalgamation of these returns from multiple emitted lidar pulses allows the scene to be reconstructed as a 'point cloud' of geolocated intercepted surfaces.  ...  Fig. 4 . 4 Possible scenarios of lidar point cloud interception of the forest canopy. Source: Suárez et al., 2005.  ... 
doi:10.5772/17479 fatcat:mhodv3bx4re5td4h2boq4k5efi

Realistic Forest Stand Reconstruction from Terrestrial LiDAR for Radiative Transfer Modelling

Kim Calders, Niall Origo, Andrew Burt, Mathias Disney, Joanne Nightingale, Pasi Raumonen, Markku Åkerblom, Yadvinder Malhi, Philip Lewis
2018 Remote Sensing  
Our approach to forest stand reconstruction from a co-registered point cloud is unique as it models each tree individually.  ...  Our approach follows three steps: (1) tree segmentation; (2) tree structure modelling and (3) leaf addition.  ...  L-Architect extracts the woody-returns from the full LiDAR point cloud to create the branching structure and adds foliage based on light availability derived from the point cloud. Åkerblom et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10060933 fatcat:pjj42vdjovenjkk3t7x3xtn3ta

Lidar for Biomass Estimation [chapter]

Yashar Fallah, Mahmut Onur
2011 Biomass - Detection, Production and Usage  
They analyzed the full waveform of the return pulses to define the beginning of canopy return.  ...  A previous work by Lefsky et al. (1999) presented the prediction of two forest structure attributes, crown size and aboveground biomass from Lidar data.  ...  Harding et al. (2001) discussed about canopy height profile detection from full waveform raw data provided by SLICER. They studied the laser energy from the full waveform Gaussian distribution.  ... 
doi:10.5772/16919 fatcat:5ldjobm74vfwbdgkoxte272xti

Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Vegetation Analyses with a Special Focus on Savannas

Tasiyiwa Priscilla Muumbe, Jussi Baade, Jenia Singh, Christiane Schmullius, Christian Thau
2021 Remote Sensing  
The review covered a range of aspects, including the global distribution of TLS studies, parameters retrieved from TLS point clouds and retrieval methods.  ...  However, a gap exists on the spatial concentrations of TLS studies according to biome for accurate vegetation structure estimation.  ...  A terrestrial laser scanner or ground-based LiDAR is a LiDAR system from which detailed 3D information called point clouds can be collected [41] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13030507 fatcat:az2k6ma3q5b25dhmeatgqsdpim

Reconstruction of 3D tree stem models from low-cost terrestrial laser scanner data

Dave Kelbe, Paul Romanczyk, Jan van Aardt, Kerry Cawse-Nicholson, Monte D. Turner, Gary W. Kamerman
2013 Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVIII  
However, raw point cloud data recorded by terrestrial LiDAR systems are unclassified, and represent just a sample of the true object surface.  ...  valuable insight into the phemonenology and radiative transfer of airborne LiDAR pulses through tree canopies, and could guide system trade-off studies, sensor design, and target detection algorithms.  ...  Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology and work by Jason Faulring for development of the LiDAR system, in addition to the NEON field team for ground measurements.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2015963 fatcat:qirdrd22qzfdrnj3fyikb2gtcq

Application of Laser Remote Sensing to Forest Ecological Research

Akira Kato, Hiroaki Ishii, Tsutomu Enoki, Akira Osawa, Tatsuaki Kobayashi, Kiyoshi Umeki, Takeshi Sasaki, Keigo Matsue
2014 Journal of the Japanese Forest Society  
LiDAR has contributed to various fields of forest ecosystem studies in estimating forest light and hydrological environments, predicting stand dynamics, and quantifying parameters for forest conservation  ...  Using terrestrial lasers we can obtain more accurate stem volume and stem density by identifying the stem structure.  ...  of tree orchards from remote D terrestrial LIDAR scanning.  ... 
doi:10.4005/jjfs.96.168 fatcat:frsnzpsatbdptnksqlhv6b4vuu

From LiDAR Waveforms to Hyper Point Clouds: A Novel Data Product to Characterize Vegetation Structure

Tan Zhou, Sorin Popescu, Lonesome Malambo, Kaiguang Zhao, Keith Krause
2018 Remote Sensing  
Full waveform (FW) LiDAR holds great potential for retrieving vegetation structure parameters at a high level of detail, but this prospect is constrained by practical factors such as the lack of available  ...  This study introduces a new product named the Hyper Point Cloud (HPC), derived from FW LiDAR data, and explores its potential applications, such as tree crown delineation using the HPC-based intensity  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) for providing waveform LiDAR and field data.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10121949 fatcat:qiz25yadcvafznrfj2ir2k5sda

Forest Canopy LAI and Vertical FAVD Profile Inversion from Airborne Full-Waveform LiDAR Data Based on a Radiative Transfer Model

Han Ma, Jinling Song, Jindi Wang
2015 Remote Sensing  
Finally, LAI of the study area was retrieved from the inverted FAVD at a 10-m resolution. CHM derived LAI based on the Beer-Lambert law was compared with the LAI derived from full-waveform data.  ...  Next, FAVD profile of each laser shot of full-waveform LiDAR was inverted using the physical model.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported in part by the Special Funds for Major State Basic Research Project (2013CB733403), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41171263), the National  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs70201897 fatcat:kvvnuney6rgspetbndpu5rvjxe

Calibration and Validation of a Detailed Architectural Canopy Model Reconstruction for the Simulation of Synthetic Hemispherical Images and Airborne LiDAR Data

Magnus Bremer, Volker Wichmann, Martin Rutzinger
2017 Remote Sensing  
A specific application of LiDAR point clouds is their integration into radiative transfer models (RTM) of varying complexity.  ...  However, the direct use of LiDAR data in RTMs shows some limitations in the handling of noise, the derivation of surface areas per LiDAR point and the discrimination of solid and porous canopy elements  ...  Volker Wichmann supported and revised the software implementation, discussed and revised the structure of this manuscript and supported this research.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9030220 fatcat:4rqrl24535amxiylcskdmfkxfy

Considerations for Achieving Cross-Platform Point Cloud Data Fusion across Different Dryland Ecosystem Structural States

Tyson L. Swetnam, Jeffrey K. Gillan, Temuulen T. Sankey, Mitchel P. McClaran, Mary H. Nichols, Philip Heilman, Jason McVay
2018 Frontiers in Plant Science  
Combining point cloud data and derivatives (i.e., meshes and rasters) from two or more platforms allowed for more accurate measurement of herbaceous and woody vegetation (height and canopy cover) than  ...  Three dimensional (3D) remote sensing technologies like lidar, and techniques like structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry, each have strengths and weaknesses at detecting vegetation volume and extent  ...  for discretization from the full waveform data.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.02144 pmid:29379511 pmcid:PMC5770801 fatcat:2bzyujl7enchzb24o5266hbpcy

Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Plot-Scale Forest Measurement

Glenn J. Newnham, John D. Armston, Kim Calders, Mathias I. Disney, Jenny L. Lovell, Crystal B. Schaaf, Alan H. Strahler, F. Mark Danson
2015 Current Forestry Reports  
Through recent integration with airborne and satellite remote sensing, manual measurements of vegetation structure at the plot scale are now the basis for landscape, continental and international mapping  ...  For TLS to reach its full potential, these instruments cannot be viewed as a logical progression of existing plot based measurement.  ...  Ongoing support for the development of TLS hardware and methods for forest measurement has been provided by the Australian Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40725-015-0025-5 fatcat:ly2cxqludjgw5krkg6n52jy4oi

A Lidar-Radar Framework to Assess the Impact of Vertical Forest Structure on Interferometric Coherence

Matthew Brolly, Marc Simard, Hao Tang, Ralph O. Dubayah, Justin P. Fisk
2016 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing  
To perform this analysis, we make use of interferometric data from the UAVSAR (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar) L-band radar and full waveform lidar data from LVIS (Laser Vegetation  ...  The framework's potential lies in its use to assess performance of canopy structure estimates from future spaceborne radar interferometers in synergy with lidar data.  ...  DISCUSSION This study has presented a novel framework for estimating radar interferometric coherence through direct association with modelled extinction properties obtained from full waveform lidar data  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstars.2016.2527360 fatcat:4eavxx727jgfvpb4p7dw6nd6gu

Three-dimensional thermal characterization of forest canopies using UAV photogrammetry

Clare Webster, Matthew Westoby, Nick Rutter, Tobias Jonas
2018 Remote Sensing of Environment  
recent studies have employed SfM-MVS methods to derive 3D models of 96 forest canopy structure from RGB imagery acquired from UAVs (e.g.  ...  vision-based algorithms for reconstructing 3D scene topography from 2D input 81 imagery, popularly known as 'Structure-from-Motion' (SfM) has revolutionized the field 82 of 3D data acquisition and analysis  ...  Both the RGB and 363 thermal point-clouds reconstructed elements of 3D canopy structure across the full 364 height of the tree. 3D point clusters generally corresponded to individual branches, or 365 branch  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.033 fatcat:3hzqrvvphnculahbwagw2qmjdi
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