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LiDAR in Forestry

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The Airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is a popular active remote sensing technique that over-samples the remote study area using a highly directed laser beam, resulting in the generation of a very dense georeferenced elevation points called as the LiDAR point cloud. Unlike other visible remote sensing techniques, the data aquired using high sampling-density small-footprint muti-return LiDAR can record  a huge amount of  structural information about the forest vertical profile.