Notes: Evaluating Forest Vegetative Cover with Computerized Analysis of Fisheye Photographs
A versatile, computerized system for expediting analysis of fisheye photos of forest and shrub canopy conditions was developed and refined. The materials necessary for taking and analyzing fisheye photos are readily available and the methods easily learned. Although the equipment required (camera, fisheye lens, microcomputer, and related accessories) has a relatively high fixed cost, the efficiency and accuracy gained may justify implementing the system, particularly if large numbers of photos must be processed. Computerized fisheye photographic analysis is a practical tool for assessing and documenting forest vegetative cover and its implications for the radiation environment of understory plants. Forest Sci. 32:1085-1091.
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Affiliations: Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, PNW Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, OR 97331
Publication date: 1986-12-01
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