White paper: On the Use of LiDAR Data at AmeriFlux Sites
December 2015: Written by Martin Beland (University of California, Berkeley), Geoffrey Parker (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), David Harding (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Chris Hopkinson (University of Lethbridge), Laura Chasmer (University of Lethbridge), and Alexander Antonarakis (University of Sussex).
“Our aim is to inform the AmeriFlux community on existing and upcoming LiDAR technologies (atmospheric Doppler or Raman LiDAR often deployed at flux sites are not considered here), how it is currently used at flux sites, and how we believe it could, in the future, further contribute to the AmeriFlux vision. Heterogeneity in vegetation and ground properties at various spatial scales is omnipresent at flux sites, and 3D mapping of canopy, understory, and ground surface can help move the science forward. Systems discussed include: airborne laser scanning (ALS), terrestrial laser scanning (TLS), and portable canopy LiDAR (PCL).”
Prepared for the U.S. DOE BERAC Workshop on the Potential Integrated Field Laboratory (IFL), January 29-30, 2015, Washington DC. Contributors (alphabetical): Gil Bohrer (Ohio State University), Lianhong Gu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Kevin Gurney (Arizona State University), Beverly Law (Oregon State University), Joseph McFadden (University of California, Santa Barbara), Asko Noormets (North Carolina State University), Eric Pardyjak (University of Utah), Cristina Poindexter (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Rob Stoll (University of Utah), Margaret S. Torn (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
This 2014 white paper is written by Karis McFarlane (LLNL), Adrien Finzi (Boston U), Luke Nave (USFS) and Jim Tang (MBL). Summarizes current recommendations for measuring belowground carbon. Measuring the quantity, distribution and turnover of C belowground is fundamental to achieving AmeriFlux strategic goals that cannot be completed by eddy covariance flux measurements alone.