Some Applications of the Canopy Camera in Forestry
Authors: Brown, Harry E.; Worley, David P.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 63, Number 9, 1 September 1965 , pp. 674-680(7)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Special wide-angle photographs are used to describe a point on the ground in terms of the vegetation and topography surrounding it. Dot grid counts can be used to describe areal extent and distribution of the canopy in relation to the photo point. With the aid of sun path overlays, the photos provide a means for interpreting canopy effects on direct solar radiation, and a method is described for interpreting this canopy-insolation relationship in terms of "sunlight factor." Secondary applications of canopy photographs are also described, including species identification and measurements of distance, height, slope, aspect, and basal area stocking.
Document Type: Journal article
Affiliations: 1: Research Forester, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Expt. Sta., Located at Project Headquarters at Flagstaff, Ariz., in Cooperation with Arizona State College; Central Headquarters are Maintained at Fort Collins, Colo., in Cooperation with Colorad
Publication date: 1965-09-01
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