Alan Strahler leads terrestrial lidar scanning field experiment in Brisbane

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October 17th, 2013

Alan Strahler led group of students and scientists from BU, University of Massachusetts Boston, and University of Massachusetts Lowell, to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, for a week of terrestrial lidar scanning with the Dual Wavelength Echidna Lidar (DWEL) instrument and UMass Boston’s Canopy Biomass Lidar (CBL) instrument. The event, held from July 28 to August 3, was arranged through a collaboration with the Terrestrial Laser Scanning International Interest Group and co-hosted by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation, and the Arts and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. In addition to the DWEL and CBL, three other instruments scanned the same sites, as part of a plan to intercompare both research and commercial terrestrial laser scanners for a variety of applications in ecology and forestry.