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The Detection Of Forest Structures In The Monongahela National Forest Using Lidar, Dominique Norman Jan 2012

The Detection Of Forest Structures In The Monongahela National Forest Using Lidar, Dominique Norman

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The mapping of structural elements of a forest is important for forestry management to provide a baseline for old and new-growth trees while providing height strata for a stand. These activities are important for the overall monitoring process which aids in the understanding of anthropogenic and natural disturbances. Height information recorded for each discrete point is key for the creation of canopy height, canopy surface, and canopy cover models. The aim of this study is to assess if LiDAR can be used to determine forest structures. Small footprint, leaf-off LiDAR data were obtained for the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia ...