December 2013 Blog Posts (3)

info request about equipment for project



It would be great to have some guidance about what kind of equipment we need for our project. Here are the details.

Area:  no more than 3km2, atacama desert of Chile. Average height, 900-1000 masl. No issues with air space. (see attached KMZ)

Conditions: winter june-aug, southwest winds , cloudy days most of the…


Added by Flavio Sciaraffia on December 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 28 Comments

UMass CBL at Bussey Brooks

The Canopy Biomass LiDAR (CBL) is an ultra-portable terrestrial scanner developed by Rochester Institute of Technology and refined by University of Massachusetts, Boston.

On the 4th November, 2013, the CBL was deployed at Bussey Brooks Meadow, MA. The aim was to provide some mid- and under-story structural information to compliment a concurrent UAV fly-over.

The understory was fairly dense, and the wind was fairly high, which produces some occlusion artifacts in the…


Added by Ian Paynter on December 10, 2013 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Uncommon Trees on UMBC (updated)

With the end of the semester about one week away, I thought I'd revisit the data and compile a list of the uncommon tree species on the entire campus, as promised. This is still not a completely finished list as there are some unidentified trees and some that are only identified by genus. Due to the fact that we have substantially more trees identified than at the…


Added by Shane McFaul on December 5, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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