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Presentation
Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory: Preliminary Results from the Vegetation Survey for Validation of Airborne LiDAR Imagery
3rd Annual National CZO Meeting (2010)
  • John T. Van Stan, II, Georgia Southern University
  • S. Stotts
  • Delphis F. Levia, University of Delaware
  • Jim Pizzuto
  • Donald Sparks
Abstract

The objectives of this study were to: (1) identify sites with a variety of different vegetation coverage types (i.e., conifer, deciduous, mixed, and meadow) from within the airborne LiDAR coverage zone, (2) select areas of dense, medium, and sparse vegetation density from the previously selected vegetation coverage areas, (3) select 30-40 circular sample plots with a 15m radius from the previously selected areas of varying vegetation coverage and density, (4) to perform a vegetation survey, including plot-scale data (location, LAI, closure, and density) and individual-scale data (location, species, height, dbh, and crown class) for use in ground truthing of airborne LiDar.

Keywords
  • LiDAR,
  • Vegetation survey
Disciplines
Publication Date
September, 2010
Citation Information
John T. Van Stan II, S. Stotts, Delphis F. Levia, Jim Pizzuto, and Donald Sparks. "Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory: Preliminary Results from the Vegetation Survey for Validation of Airborne LiDAR Imagery" 3rd Annual National CZO Meeting. Boulder, CO, USA. Sep. 2010.
source:http://criticalzone.org/iml/publications/pub/van-stan-et-al-2010-christina-river-basin-critical-zone-observatory-prelimi/