Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
15 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 15 Jan 2016

Characterizing leaf area index (LAI) and vertical foliage profile (VFP) over the United States

H. Tang, S. Ganguly, G. Zhang, M. A. Hofton, R. F. Nelson, and R. Dubayah


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (23 Nov 2015) by Michael Bahn
AR by Hao Tang on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Nov 2015) by Michael Bahn
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Dec 2015)
ED: Publish as is (17 Dec 2015) by Michael Bahn
Short summary
This paper provides a unique insight into vertical distribution of leaf area index across North American ecosystems using spaceborne lidar data. This data set of leaf area index and vertical foliage profile can help set up a baseline of canopy structure needed for evaluating climate and land use induced forest changes at continental scale in the future.
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