volume 13, issue 5, P1036 2021
DOI: 10.3390/rs13051036
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Adam Belmonte, Temuulen Sankey, Joel Biederman, John Bradford, Scott Goetz, Thomas Kolb

Abstract: Seasonal snow cover in the dry forests of the American West provides essential water resources to both human and natural systems. The structure of trees and their arrangement across the landscape are important drivers of snow cover distribution across these forests, varying widely in both space and time. We used unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) multispectral imagery and Structure-from-Motion (SfM) models to quantify rapidly melting snow cover dynamics and examine the effects of forest structure shading on persist…

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