Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning for measuring vegetation canopy structure

Danson, FM, Morsdorf, F and Koetz, B 2009, 'Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning for measuring vegetation canopy structure' , in: Laser Scanning for the Environmental Sciences , Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 201-219.

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Abstract

Terrestrial vegetation covers 60% of the Earth’s land surface, varying spatially and temporally in cover, composition and function with climatic gradients and disturbance patterns. The vegetation canopy is the interface between the land surface and the atmospheric boundary layer and controls radiative energy exchanges and the fluxes of gases including water vapour and carbon dioxide. At regional to global scales these processes are closely coupled to climate dynamics and there is growing evidence of the importance of terrestrial vegetation as both a source and a sink within the global carbon cycle.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Heritage, GL and Large, A
Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781405157179
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Depositing User: FM Danson
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 10:40
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 12:37
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11274

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