Spatial quantification of leafless canopy structure in a boreal birch forest

T.D. Reid, M. Spencer, B. Huntley, S. Hancock, R.L.H. Essery, J. Carle, R. Holden, R. Baxter, N. Rutter

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Abstract

Leafless deciduous canopies in boreal regions affect the energy available for snowmelt and reduce overall surface albedo during winter, thereby exerting a strong influence on weather and climate. In this work, ground-based measurements of leafless canopy structure, including hemispherical photography, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and manual tree surveys were collected at 38 sites in an area of mountain birch forest in northern Sweden in March 2011 and 2012. Photo-derived sky view fraction was strongly inversely correlated (r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalAgricultural and Forest Meteorology
Volume188
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2014

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