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Floris A.,Consiglio perla Ricerca in Agricoltura | Clementel F.,Consiglio perla Ricerca in Agricoltura | Farruggia C.,Consiglio perla Ricerca in Agricoltura | Scrinzi G.,Consiglio perla Ricerca in Agricoltura
Italian Journal of Remote Sensing / Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento | Year: 2010

LiDAR is one of the most promising remote sensing technologies to supply a valid contribution in assessing consistency and productivity of forest resources both at a local (forest planning) and at a wider scale (regional and national forest inventories). The study shows the development of a forecasting model based on LiDAR data for the estimation of forest timber volume per area unit. It shows also a high-resolution thematic representation of volume variability at the level of typical small reference areas used in forest planning. The study area is the Forest of Paneveggio (Trentino, Italy). Uncertainties of volume estimates are comparable with (if not better than) those achieved by traditional measurements on the ground (full calipering).

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