The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-7
19 Sep 2014
 | 19 Sep 2014

Hyperspectral lidar in non-destructive 4D monitoring of climate variables

S. Kaasalainen, T. Hakala, O. Nevalainen, E. Puttonen, and K. Anttila

Keywords: Laser scanning, Spectroscopy, Time series, Environmental studies

Abstract. The first applications of a prototype 8-channel full waveform active hyperspectral lidar (HSL) show a possibility to determine various target 3D characteristics with remote observations. The results open up a prospect for four-dimensional (4D – a three dimensional target representation with time as a fourth dimension) monitoring of important climate variables, such as those related to tree physiology or snow pollution.