Combined use of LIDAR and hyperspectral measurements for remote sensing of fluorescence and vertical profile of canopies


  • A. Ounis École Polytechnique
  • J. Bach École Polytechnique
  • A. Mahjoub École Polytechnique
  • F. Daumard École Polytechnique
  • I. Moya Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique
  • Y. Goulas École Polytechnique



Laser-induced fluorescence, Sun-induced fluorescence, Lidar, Chlorophyll fluorescence, Fluorescence yield, Vegetation stress, Canopy profile, Lidar waveform, Gross primary production


We report the development of a new LIDAR system (LASVEG) for airborne remote sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence (ChlF) and vertical profile of canopies. By combining laser-induced fluorescence (LIF), sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) and canopy height distribution, the new instrument will allow the simultaneous assessment of gross primary production (GPP), photosynthesis efficiency and above ground carbon stocks. Technical issues of the fluorescence LIDAR development are discussed and expected performances are presented.


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Author Biographies

A. Ounis, École Polytechnique

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique

J. Bach, École Polytechnique

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique

A. Mahjoub, École Polytechnique

Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas

F. Daumard, École Polytechnique


Y. Goulas, École Polytechnique

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique


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