Canopy Height and Elevation of a Neotropical Rain Forest
Using airborne remote sensing, this dataset characterizes the canopy height of a tropical rain forest landscape.
Dataset Location: Ecological Archives
Site Location: Tropical Wet Forest,, Atlantic lowlands, Costa Rica; Includes La Selva Biological Station and Braulio Carrillo National Park
Sites Georeffereneced: Yes
Sampling Period: 13-14 March 2006
Methods: LiDar was used to acquire > 100,000,000 records from 128 km2 to acquire canopy height and elevation. These measurements were ground truthed with field sites.
Data Collected: Location, elevation, ground/vegetation, LiDAR Data
Citation: James R. Kellner, David B. Clark, and Michelle A. Hofton. 2009. Canopy height and ground elevation in a mixed-land-use lowland Neotropical rain forest landscape. Ecology 90:3274.
Available on EcoData Retiever: No