Measurements of land surface features using an airborne laser altimeter: the HAPEX-Sahel experiment

J.C. Ritchie, M. Menenti, M.A. Weltz

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    Abstract

    An airborne laser profiling altimeter was used to measure surface features and properties of the landscape during the HAPEX-Sahel Experiment in Niger in September 1992. The laser altimeter makes 4000 measurements per second with a vertical resolution of 5 cm. Airborne laser and detailed field measurements of vegetation heights had similar average heights and frequency distributions. The laser altimeter provided quick and accurate measurements for evaluating changes in land surface features.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3705-3724
    JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
    Volume17
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

    Keywords

    • applications
    • land use
    • lasers
    • physical planning
    • plant communities
    • remote sensing
    • research
    • sahel
    • vegetation
    • zoning

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