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Estimating forest biomass and volume using airborne laser dataAn airborne pulsed laser system was used to obtain canopy height data over a southern pine forest in Georgia in order to predict ground-measured forest biomass and timber volume. Although biomass and volume estimates obtained from the laser data were variable when compared with the corresponding ground measurements site by site, the present models are found to predict mean total tree volume within 2.6 percent of the ground value, and mean biomass within 2.0 percent. The results indicate that species stratification did not consistently improve regression relationships for four southern pine species.
Document ID
19880043214
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Nelson, Ross (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Krabill, William (NASA Wallops Flight Center Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Tonelli, John (International Paper Corporate Research Center Tuxedo Park, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Remote Sensing of Environment
Volume: 24
ISSN: 0034-4257
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Distribution Limits
Public
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