This paper aims to provide general considerations, in the form of a scientific review, with reference to selected experiences of ALS applications under alpine, temperate and Mediterranean environments in Italy as case studies. In Italy, the use of ALS data have been mainly focused on the stratification of forest stands and the estimation of their timber volume and biomass at local scale. Potential for ALS data exploitation concerns their integration in forest inventories on large territories, their usage for silvicultural systems detection and their use for the estimation of fuel load in forest and pre-forest stands. Multitemporal ALS may even be suitable to support the assessment of current annual volume increment and the harvesting rates.
|Autori:||Corona, P.;Cartisano, R.;Salvati, R.;Chirici, G.;Floris, A.;Di Martino, P.;Marchetti, M.;Scrinzi, G.;Clementel, F.;Travaglini, D.;Torresan, C.;|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Airborne Laser Scanning to support forest resource management under alpine, temperate and Mediterranean environments in Italy.|
|Rivista:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|