Waveform sampling lidar applications in complex terrain
Abstract. This paper describes waveform sampling lidar systems for airborne remote sensing applications. Measurements over complex terrains and open ocean using these lidar systems are described. The lidar detected terrain features during these experiments included forested lands, farm lands, cleared lands, farm roads and lake water. Lidar waveform characteristics as a function of these terrain features are described. Comparisons of lidar waveform over lake water and ocean water are also described.