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Terrestrial laser scanning data Wytham Woods: leaf-off raw data 2015/16

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2018-07-09
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2022-11-15
DOI Publication Date: 2022-11-15
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 28.44K Files | 149GB


This dataset is comprised of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) data collected at the Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire during the winter period of 2015/16 when leaves were off the deciduous trees. The data underpins the study into laser scanning potential underestimation of biomass carbon in a temperate forest.

TLS data were collected on a 20 m x 20 m grid where at each position the scanner captured data in an upright and tilted position. The scanner was set to an angular step of 0.04 degrees. In between each scan position, a set of retro-reflective targets were positioned to be used as tie-points between scans. Scan data were coregistered using the RiSCAN Pro software package, the 4x4 rotation transformation matrices to transform the point cloud data into a common reference coordinate system can be found in the "matrix" directory

Citable as:  Calders, K.; Verbeeck, H.; Burt, A.; Origo, N.; Nightingale, J.; Malhi, Y.; Wilkes, P.; Raumonen, P.; Bunce, R.; Disney, M. (2022): Terrestrial laser scanning data Wytham Woods: leaf-off raw data 2015/16. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 15 November 2022. doi:10.5285/ed9156e1697343e4ad82e83ed550e345.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Terrestrial laser scan, Wytham Woods, Biomass


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Data were produced by the project team and supplied for archiving at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

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Data were validated by the scientific project team
File Format:
Point cloud data in RIEGL proprietary .rxp format, image data in .jpg format and matrix data in text file

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