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Canopy reflectance modeling of forest stand volume

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dc.contributor.advisor Peddle, Derek
dc.contributor.author Pilger, Neal
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-13T20:29:01Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-13T20:29:01Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/230
dc.description xiii, 143 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Three-dimensional canopy relectance models provide a physical-structural basis to satellite image analysis, representing a potentially more robust, objective and accurate approach for obtaining forest cover type and structural information with minimal ground truth data. The Geometric Optical Mutual Shadowing (GOMS) canopy relectance model was run in multiple-forward-mode (MFM) using digital multispectral IKONOS satellite imagery to estimate tree height and stand volume over 100m2 homogeneous forest plots in mountainous terrain, Kananaskis, Alberta. Height was computed within 2.7m for trembling aspen and 1.8m fr lodgepole pine, with basal area estimated within 0.05m2. Stand volume, estimated as the product of mean tree height and basal area, had an absolute mean difference from field measurements of 0.85m3/100m2 and 0.61m3/100m2 for aspen and pine, respectively. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2004 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Remote sensing -- Alberta -- Kananaskis Country en
dc.subject Aerial photography in forestry en
dc.subject Forests and forestry -- Remote sensing en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Canopy reflectance modeling of forest stand volume en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography

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