Understory - EROS LiDAR

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Detailed Description

Example of lidar-derived metric products of canopy structure. A) Image showing an area characterized by varied forest strands.  (Red box shows from where profile data in E area taken.) B) Lidar-derived maximum canopy height.  C) Lidar-derived height of low- to medium-height vegetation beneath the overstory canopy. D) Density of vegetation at 2-4 m within the canopy.  Note how spatial patterns shift between B, C, and D.  E) Profile of lidar returns showing taller canopy with relatively little vegetation and mid and low elevations to the left and canopy with denser near-surface vegetation to the right.


Image Dimensions: 816 x 1056

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Location Taken: US