Special Issue "Applications of Full Waveform Lidar"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: Lidar for forest structure analysis; 3D fire behaviour models; Object-based feature extraction and classification; Land use/land cover change analysis
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LiDAR Full-waveform (FW) systems allow for the registration of the complete wave as the energy pulse interacts with the object. This is particularly relevant in forest environments, since they are able to capture continuous information from the top of the canopy to the ground. Currently, the main use of LiDAR FW is focused on forest applications, where new methods for forest ecology management, forest structure characterization, fuel variables mapping and quantifying understory vegetation using LiDAR FW are under development. However, other applications have also benefited from using this technology, such as land use/land cover urban and agricultural classification, topographic modelling or archaeological prospection. Although software processing tools are still incipient, new FW sensors are coming out, not only aerial but also terrestrial, underwater and mobile, opening the scope of potential applications of this emerging technology.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring the state-of-the-art in LiDAR FW applications with different system types, in the development of new processing methods, algorithms and tools, and in the integration of LiDAR with other sensors and data sets to optimize its performance. Review papers and research contributions are both welcomed.
Prof. Luis A. Ruiz
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- Forest ecology and structure assessment
- Wildfire prevention and fuel estimates
- Urban classification
- Topographic applications
- Agricultural applications
- LiDAR full-waveform processing methods and software
- New full-waveform sensors
- Integration of LiDAR full-waveform with other data/sensors
- Terrestrial, underwater and mobile full-waveform LiDAR systems