Quantitative characterization of clumping in Scots pine crowns

  • Pauline Stenberg University of Helsinki
  • Matti Mõttus
  • Miina Rautiainen
  • Risto Sievänen
Keywords: photon recollision probability, LIGNUM, STAR, crown shape, canopy structure


The stochastic approach of modeling tree crowns as geometric shapes filled with a random medium was tested on twelve Scots pine trees generated with the LIGNUM model. Results supported the capability of the stochastic approach in characterizing clumping in crowns given that the outer shell of the tree crown is well represented.

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