ETM+LIFE

Integration of Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus and Lidar for Forest Ecosystems

The overall goal of this project is to provide a framework for integrating Landsat, lidar, ground, and environmental data for applications in forest ecology. The research addresses two primary objectives:
Objective 1. Statistically relate lidar waveforms to ground-measured forest structural attributes.
Objective 2. Develop alternative strategies for characterizing forest structure and composition over large landscapes using combined Landsat, lidar, ground, and environmental data.