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Harvard Forest Research Project 2022

  • Title: Study Impact of Vegetation Structure on Light Regime in Harvard Forest
  • Principal investigator: Wenge Ni-Meister (
  • Institution: CUNY Hunter College
  • Primary contact: Wenge Ni-Meister (
  • Team members: Alejandro Rojas
  • Abstract:

    We developed a modeling framework to directly link lidar measurements to a canopy Geometric Optical and Radiative Transfer (GORT) model to simulate Photosynthetic Active Radiation (PAR) transmission and absorptions. We used NEON discrete lidar data collected during the growing season to drive the GORT model to simulate the PAR transmission and absorption profiles across all NEON forest sites.