Professor, Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY ESF

Biomass estimation using waveform LiDAR signals

Waveform LiDAR offer considerable benefits in large scale biomass estimation. A new algorithm is proposed that uses information from the signal’s vertical structure to estimate more accurately vegetation above ground biomass.

Further information: W. Zhuang, G. Mountrakis, J. Wiley, C. Beier (2015). Estimation of Aboveground Forest Biomass Using Metrics Based on Gaussian Decomposition of Waveform Lidar Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36(7), 1871-1889.[2.6MB pdf]