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Lidar surface elevation and digital elevation map (DEM) of the CALIPSO LIDAR data over Peninsular Malaysia
Author(s): A. N. Alias; M. Z. MatJafri; H. S. Lim; K. Abdullah; N. Mohd. Saleh
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Paper Abstract

LIDAR backscatter signal analysis can establish surface elevation at the LIDAR footprint, in kilometers above local mean sea level. Since aberrations in the signal caused by a non-ideal transient response in the 532 nm detectors, the geometric thickness associated with the LIDAR surface elevation can be utmost misleading. In this place, the provisional LIDAR surface elevation should treated all signal beneath the reported LIDAR surface elevation top as being pure instrument artifact introduced by the non-ideal transient response of the detectors. Apparently, no geophysical significance should be ascribed to the subsurface portion of the LIDAR return. This study will present the comparison between the LIDAR Surface Elevation and Digital Elevation Map (DEM) using CALIPSO LIDAR data over Peninsular Malaysia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7111, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IV, 71110F (1 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.800177
Show Author Affiliations
A. N. Alias, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
M. Z. MatJafri, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
H. S. Lim, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
K. Abdullah, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)
N. Mohd. Saleh, Univ. Sains Malaysia (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7111:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IV
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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