|USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station|
team scientists in Seattle:
Hans-Erik Andersen email 206-221-9034
Bob McGaughey email 206-543-4713
USDA Forest Service
University of Washington
PO Box 352100
Seattle, WA 98195-2100
Significant early publications
Andersen, H.-E., S.E. Reutebuch, and R.J. McGaughey. 2006. A rigorous assessment of tree height measurements obtained using airborne LIDAR and conventional field methods. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 32(5): 355-366.
Andersen, H.-E., R.J. McGaughey, and S.E. Reutebuch. 2005. Estimating forest canopy fuel parameters using LIDAR data. Remote Sensing of Environment 94(4):441-449.
Reutebuch, S.E., H.-E. Andersen, and R.J. McGaughey. 2005. Light detection and ranging (LIDAR): An emerging tool for multiple resource inventory. Journal of Forestry 103(6): 286-292.
Reutebuch, S.E., R.J. McGaughey, H.-E. Andersen, and W.W. Carson. 2003. Accuracy of a high-resolution LIDAR terrain model under a conifer forest canopy. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 29(5): 527-535.
McGaughey, R.J., W.W. Carson, S.E. Reutebuch, and H.-E. Andersen. 2004. Direct measurement of individual tree characteristics from LIDAR data. Proceedings of the Annual ASPRS Conference, Denver, May 23-28, 2004. American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD.
McGaughey, R.J. 1998. Visulaizing the appearance of timber harvest operations. Journal of Forestry 96(6): 9-14.
The Use of High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Data in Estimating Crown Fire Behavior Variables, Joint Fire Science Program Project 01-0-4-07 Final Report.
|The Vegetation Monitoring and
Remote Sensing (VMaRS) team is a part of the Resource Monitoring
and Assessment program within the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest
Research Station. The VMaRS team has two scientists
in Seattle, WA; two in Corvallis, OR; one in Portland, OR;
and one in Olympia, WA. The team conducts research focused
on two broad problems:
Two team members, Hans-Erik Andersen and Bob McGaughey are located in Seattle, WA on the University of Washington campus.They participate in the Cooperative for Forest-Systems Engineering (FORSYS), a partnership between the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the Precision Forestry Cooperative (PFC) involving several industry, government, and academic partners. These cooperatives exist to address difficult problems in forestry through engineering research, development, and technology transfer. Forest Service researchers, University faculty, and students form the cooperative staff and participate in synergistic endeavors to discover, develop, adapt, and disseminate knowledge and technologies in forest-systems engineering and precision forestry.
Much of the work by the Seattle component of VMaRS focuses on using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data for forestry applications (overview of LIDAR and the team's early research).
The following software tools, developed by Bob McGaughey are available:
This page was last updated on June 11, 2018 by Bob McGaughey