Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Abstract

This document presents a selection of allometric equations describing tree architectural properties - like the tree height, crown dimensions, leaf area index and biomass - for the following tree species: European beech (Fagus Sylvatica), birch (Betula pendula and Betula pubescens), European larch (Larix decidua), Norway spruce (Picea Abies) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). The purpose of this collection of allometric relationships is to facilitate the generation of statistically correct, three-dimensional forest architecture representations for inclusion in 3-D radiation transfer simulations. At the time of writing, no single document was available that facilitated such a task for these tree species.

Additional information

Authors: WIDLOWSKI J-L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);VERSTRAETE M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);PINTY B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);GOBRON N, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20855 EN (2003), 61pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200317221 / Last updated on: 2003-12-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en