Project Title: Estimating forest canopy surface temperature by airborne laser scanning, thermal infrared scanning, and 3D radiation modelling
- Funding: DFG (contributing subproject to the Biodiversity Exploratories)
- Duration: 2011-2014
- Coordination: Prof. Dr. Christoph Kleinn
- Project researcher: Nils Nölke
Temperature is the physical factor with strongest influence on the abundance and diversity of insects. Hence, the understanding of the relationship between temperature distribution and forest canopy structure may help to elucidate the role of microclimate for biodiversity
Understanding the relationship between temperature distribution and forest canopy structure will help to elucidate the microclimate within the crown.
Establishment of a 3D radiative transfer model to describe/predict temperature distribution inside the tree crown.