Selected Publications by Alan H. Strahler

Professor Strahler is now Professor Emeritus of Earth & Environment. A record of his scholarship and research can be found here.

2015

Borchert, R., Calle, Z., Strahler, A. H., , Baertschi, A., Magill, R., Broadhead, J, Damau, J, Njoroge, J, and Muthuri, C., 2015, Insolation and photoperiodic control of tree development near the equator, New Phytologist, vol. 205, pp. 7-13.  DOI: 10.1111/nph.12981

Douglas, E. S., Martel, J., Howe, G., Hewawasam, K., Marshall, R. A., Schaaf, C. L., Cook, T. A., Newnham, G. J., Strahler, A., and Chakrabarti, S., 2015, Finding leaves in the forest: The Dual-Wavelength Echidna Lidar, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 776-780, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2361812.

2014

Armston, J., Newnham, G., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Danson, F. M., Li, Z., Gaulton, R., Zhang, Z., Disney, M., Schaefer, M., Burt, A., Erb, A., Hancock, S., Muir, J., Paynter, I., Phinn, S., Saenz, E., Scarth, P., Sparrow, B., Walker, L., and Woodgate, W., 2014, A comparison of terrestrial laser scanning instruments for assessing forested ecosystems, Proceedings ForestSat 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy, November 4-7, 2014, 4 pp. (pdf)

Danson, F. M., Walker, L., Armston, J., Li, Z., Newnham, G., Paynter, I., Schaaf, C., Strahler, A., and Zhang, Z., 2014, Comparison of terrestrial laser scanners for forest canopy characterization, Proceedings ForestSat 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy, November 4-7, 2014, 4 pp.

Li., Z., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Howe, G., Martel, J., Hewawasam, K., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Paynter, I., Saenz, E., Wang, Z., Yang, X., Woodcock, C., Jupp, D., Schaefer, M., Culvenor D., Newnham, G., and Lovell, J., 2014, Effective area indexes and angle distributions of leafy and woody components of forests from dual-wavelength terrestrial lidar scanning data, Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2014, Quebec, PQ, Canada, July 31-18, 4 pp. (pdf)

Li, Z., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Howe, G., Martel, J., Hewawasam, K., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Paynter, I., Saenz, E., Wang, Z., Yang, X., Woodcock, C., Jupp, D., Schaefer, M., Culvenor, D., Newnham, G., Lovell, J., 2014, Separating structure measurements of leaves and woody materials of forests with Dual-Wavelength Echidna Lidar, Proceedings ForestSat 2014, Riva del Garda, Italy, November 4-7, 2014, 4 pp.

Li, Z., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Howe, G., Martel, J., Hewawasam, K., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Paynter, I., Saenz, E., Wang, Z., Yang, X., Woodcock, C., Jupp, D., Schaefer, M., Culvenor, D., Newhnam, G., and Lowell, J., 2014, Effective area indexes and angle distributions of leafy and woody components of forests from dual-wavelength terrestrial lidar scanning data, Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2014, Quebec, Canada, July 13-18, 4 pp.

Li, Z., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Howe, G, Martel, J., Hewawasam, K., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Paynter, I., Saenz, E., Wang, Z., Yang, X., Woodcock, C., Jupp, D., Schaefer, M., Culvenor, D., Newnham, G., and Lovell, J., 2014, Structure measurements of leaf and woody components of forests with dual-wavelength lidar scanning data (abstract), American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19, 2014

Paynter, I., Li, Zhan, Schaaf, C., Strahler, A., Saenz, E., Peri, F., Howe, G., Hewawasam, K., Martel, J., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Wang, Z., Liu, Y, Rouhani, S., Schaefer, M., Newnham, G., Jupp, D., van Aardt, J., Kelbe, D., Romanczyk, P., Cawse-Nicholson, K., Faulring, J., Kampe, T., Krause, K., and Leisso, N., 2014, Augmenting full-waveform Dual-Wavelength Echidna® Lidar (DWEL) with highly-portable Canopy Biomass Lidar (CBL) for forestry assessment and satellite validation, Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2014, Quebec, Canada, July 13-18, 4 pp.

Schaaf, Crystal, Paynter, I., Saenz, E., Li, Z., Strahler, A., Peri, F., Erb A., Raumonen, P., Muir, J., Howe, G., Hewawasam, K., Martel, J., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Schaefer, M., Newnham, G., Jupp, D., van Aardt, J., Kelbe, D., Romancyk, P., and Faulring, J., 2014, Using the rapid-scanning, ultra-portable, Canopy Biomass Lidar (CBL) alone and in tandem with the full-waveform Dual-Wavelength Echidna® Lidar (DWEL) to establish forest structure and biomass estimates in a variety of ecosystems (abstract), American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 15-19, 2014.

Tang, H., Brolly, M., Zhao, F., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Ganguly, S., Zhang, G., Dubayah, R., 2014, Deriving and validating Leaf Area Index (LAI) at multiple scales through lidar remote sensing: A case study in Sierra National Forest, CA, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 143, pp. 131-141. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.12.007

Wang, Z., Schaaf, C., Shuai, Y., Strahler, a., Sun, Q., Liu, Y., Román, M., and Yang, Y., Monitoring the dynamic albedo with the V006 daily MODIS BRDF/albedo product, 2014, Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2014, Quebec, Canada, July 13-18, 4 pp.

Wang, Z., Schaaf, C., Strahler, A., Chopping, M., Román, M., Shuai, Y., Woodcock, C., Hollinger, D., and Fitzjarrald, D., 2014, Evaluation of MODIS albedo product (MCD43A) over grassland, agriculture and forest surface types during dormant and snow-covered periods, Remote Sensing of Environment, 2014, vol. 140, pp. 60-77.

2013

Li, Z., Douglas, E., Strahler, A., Schaaf, C., Yang, X., Wang, Z., Yao, T., Zhao, F., Saenz, E., Paynter, I., Woodcock, C., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Martel, J., Jupp, D., Culenor, D., Newnham, and G., Lovell, J., 2013, Separating leaves from trunks and branches with dual-wavelength terrestrial lidar scanning, Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2013, Melbourne, Australia, July 21 – 26, 2013, pp. 3383¬3386. doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723554

Shuai, Y., Schaaf, C., Zhang, X., Strahler, A., Roy, D., Morisette, J., Wang, Z., Nightingale, J.,Nickeson, J., Richardson, A., Xie, D., Wang, J., Li, X., Strabala, K, and Davies, E., 2013, Daily MODIS 500 m reflectance anisotropy direct broadcast (DB) products for monitoring vegetation phenology dynamics, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 34, no. 16, pp. 5997-6016. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2013.803169

Yang, X., Schaaf, C., Strahler, A., Kunz, T., Fuller, N., Betke, M., Wu, Z., Wang, Z., Theriault, D., Culvenor, D., Jupp, D., Newnham, G., Lovell, J., 2013, Study of bat flight behavior by combining thermal image analysis with a lidar forest reconstruction, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 39, no. S1, pp. S112-S125. DOI: 10.5589/m13-034

Yang, X., Schaaf, C., Strahler, A., Li, Z., Wang, Z, Yao, T., Zhao, F., Saenz, E., Paynter, I., Douglas, E., Chakrabarti, S., Cook, T., Martel, J., Howe, G., Woodcock, C., Jupp, D., Culvenor, D., Newnham, G., and Lovell, J., 2013, Studying canopy structure through 3-D reconstruction of point clouds from full-waveform terrestrial lidar, Proceedings International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2013, Melbourne, Australia, July 21 – 26, 2013, pp. 3375–3378. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723552

Yang, X., Strahler, A., Schaff, C., Jupp, D., Yao, T., Zhao, F., Wang, Z., Culvernor, D.,Newnham, G., Lovell, J., Dubayah, R., Woodcock, C., and Ni-Meister, W., 2013, Three-dimensional forest reconstruction and structural parameter retrievals using a ground-based full-waveform lidar instrument (Echidna®), Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 135, pp. 36-51. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.03.020

Zhao, F., Yang, X., Strahler, A., Schaff, C., Yao, T., Wang, Z., Roman, M., Woodcock, C., Ni-Meister, W., Jupp, D., Lovell, J., Culvernor, D., Newnham, G., Tang, H., Blair, B., andDubayah, R., 2013, A comparison of foliage profiles in the Sierra National ForestObtained with a full-waveform under-canopy EVI lidar system with the foliage profilesobtained with an airborne full-waveform LVIS lidar system, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 136, pp. 330-341. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.05.020

2012

Douglas, E. S., Strahler, A. H., Martel, J., Cook, T., Mendillo, C., Marshall, R., Chakrabarti, S.,Schaaf, C. B., Woodcock, C. E., Li, Z., Yang, X., Culvenor, D., Jupp, D. L. B.,Newnham, G., Lovell, J., 2012, DWEL: A Dual-Wavelength Echidna® Lidar for ground-based forest scanning, Proceedings IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2012, Munich, Germany, July 22-27, 2012, 5 pp. DOI:10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6352489

He, L. M., Chen, J. M., Pisek, J., Schaaf, C. B., and Strahler, A. H., 2012, Global clumping indexmap derived from the MODIS BRDF product, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 119, pp. 118-130. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.12.008

Wang, Z. S., Schaaf, C. B., Chopping, M. J., Strahler, A. H., Wang, J. D., Roman, M. O.,Woodcock, C. E., Shuai, Y. M., 2012, Evaluation of Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) snow albedo product (MCD43A) over tundra, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 117, pp. 264-280. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.10.002

Zhao, F.,  Strahler, A.H., Schaaf, C.L., Yao, T., Yang, X., Wang, Z., Schull, D., Romane, M.O., Woodcock, C.E., Olofsson, P., Ni-Meister, W., Jupp, D.L.B., Lovell, J.L., Culvenor, D.S., and G.J. Newnham, 2012, Measuring Gap Fraction, Element Clumping Index and LAI in Sierra Forest Stands Using a Full-waveform Ground-Based Lidar, Remote Sensing of Environment, 125:73-79. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.07.007