Using airborne laser altimetry to determine fuel models for estimating fire behavior

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    Abstract

    Airborne laser altimetry provides an unprecedented view of the forest floor in timber fuel types and is a promising new tool for fuels assessments. It can be used to resolve two fuel models under closed canopies and may be effective for estimating coarse woody debris loads. A simple metric-obstacle density-provides the necessary quantification of fuel bed roughness to make these measures possible. This work highlights the need for more research in the application of laser technology to fuels mapping.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-17
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Forestry
    Volume101
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jun 2003

    Keywords

    • Mapping
    • Remote sensing

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