|Lasers Light up the Forest|
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Mark Danson gave a series of public demonstrations of SALCA at the Salford Sci-Fest in October - part of the 2014 Manchester Science Festival. More than 2000 people attended the event held at the University's Media City Campus on Salford Quays. The demonstration included experiments to measure the speed of light, videos of SALCA in action, and a live demonstration of the instrument.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
This summer saw Phoebe Cox helping out with fieldwork at Delamere Forest. Phoebe, an A-level Geography student from Sheffield, completed a stand survey with Lucy, measuring tree diameters (dbh) and tree heights at the Beech plot. These data will be used to verify the canopy measurements made from the SALCA instrument providing validation of the height, height to base of live crown and dbh estimates. She also had an introduction to the SALCA instrument and battled through the undergrowth to see how the instrument worked in the pine plot.
The maximum tree height was around 33m