Special Issue "Laser Scanning in Forests"

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A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Juha Hyyppä
Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Finnish Geodetic Institute, Geodeetinrinne 2, P.O.Box 15, FI-02431 Masala, Finland
E-Mail: juha.hyyppa@fgi.fi

Guest Editor
Dr. Markus Holopainen
Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 27, Latokartanonkaari 7, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
E-Mail: markus.holopainen@helsinki.fi

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Håkan Olsson
Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/SLU, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
E-Mail: hakan.olsson@slu.se

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The introduction of Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) to forests has been revolutionary during the last decade. Direct and indirect extraction of many tree and forest parameters (economic, ecologic, technical) from ALS data has been shown feasible across temperate and boreal forests. In addition to ALS, also Mobile and Terrestrial Laser Scanning (MLS, TLS) has been shown to have a growing number of application and potential to forest measurements. The number and variety of remote sensing methods and applications of all kinds of laser and ranging measurements to forests continues to increase. In spite of the long implementation times in the forest sector, laser scanning was commercially and operationally applied after about only a decade of research.

Prospective authors are invited to contribute to this Special Issue of Remote Sensing by submitting an original manuscript of their latest research results in laser scanning and forests. Also reviews contributions are welcomed. Contributions may be from, but not limited to:

  • New methods in information extraction, i.e. automated feature extraction and object recognition, from all kinds of laser or ranging data to forest
  • Developments e.g. in individual tree based or area based inventories
  • Developments in laser waveform usage to forest measurements
  • New applications and concepts using laser scanning for forests
  • Techniques for the fusion of ALS and TLS data with that of other sensors
  • Integration of ALS and TLS in practical forest measurements
  • Mobile terrestrial laser scanning developments
  • Accuracy and performance evaluations
Prof. Dr. Juha Hyyppä
Dr. Markus Holopainen
Prof. Dr. Håkan Olsson
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • laser scanning
  • lidar
  • forest
  • individual tree detection
  • area-based inventory
  • terrestrial laser scanning
  • mobile laser scanning
  • laser beam
  • canopy interaction
  • waveform
  • feature extraction
  • accuracy
  • data fusion
  • stem volume
  • tree height
  • tree species
  • diameter distribution

Published Papers (15 papers)

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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(10), 2919-2922; doi:10.3390/rs4102919
Received: 19 September 2012; Accepted: 20 September 2012 / Published: 25 September 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(8), 2210-2235; doi:10.3390/rs4082210
Received: 16 May 2012; in revised form: 12 July 2012 / Accepted: 18 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(6), 1758-1780; doi:10.3390/rs4061758
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 6 June 2012 / Accepted: 8 June 2012 / Published: 13 June 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(6), 1494-1518; doi:10.3390/rs4061494
Received: 21 March 2012; in revised form: 11 May 2012 / Accepted: 14 May 2012 / Published: 25 May 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(5), 1190-1207; doi:10.3390/rs4051190
Received: 15 March 2012; in revised form: 23 April 2012 / Accepted: 25 April 2012 / Published: 3 May 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(4), 1004-1023; doi:10.3390/rs4041004
Received: 6 February 2012; in revised form: 3 April 2012 / Accepted: 6 April 2012 / Published: 13 April 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(4), 950-974; doi:10.3390/rs4040950
Received: 10 February 2012; in revised form: 15 March 2012 / Accepted: 15 March 2012 / Published: 30 March 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(4), 830-848; doi:10.3390/rs4040830
Received: 22 February 2012; in revised form: 16 March 2012 / Accepted: 16 March 2012 / Published: 27 March 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(3), 762-783; doi:10.3390/rs4030762
Received: 18 January 2012; in revised form: 7 March 2012 / Accepted: 8 March 2012 / Published: 20 March 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(3), 682-702; doi:10.3390/rs4030682
Received: 8 January 2012; in revised form: 13 February 2012 / Accepted: 6 March 2012 / Published: 12 March 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(2), 509-531; doi:10.3390/rs4020509
Received: 30 December 2011; in revised form: 13 February 2012 / Accepted: 15 February 2012 / Published: 17 February 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(2), 484-508; doi:10.3390/rs4020484
Received: 25 November 2011; in revised form: 13 February 2012 / Accepted: 13 February 2012 / Published: 15 February 2012
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Remote Sens. 2012, 4(2), 377-403; doi:10.3390/rs4020377
Received: 2 December 2011; in revised form: 30 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 2 February 2012
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(9), 1957-1982; doi:10.3390/rs3091957
Received: 21 July 2011; in revised form: 22 August 2011 / Accepted: 26 August 2011 / Published: 2 September 2011
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Remote Sens. 2011, 3(8), 1691-1709; doi:10.3390/rs3081691
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 26 July 2011 / Accepted: 4 August 2011 / Published: 16 August 2011
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