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3D Structure of Oil Palm

Image from Dominic Fawcett: A subset of UAV structure from motion point clouds for carbon monitoring

An initial 3D ‘structure from motion’ model created by Dominic Fawcett. This image is centered on our 20 m eddy covariance tower in the 10 year oil palm site and is based on drone imagery collected by Dominic in the trip to Malaysia earlier in the year. Even in this initial model, the structure of the palms (including fronds!) and the tower are clear. This work will inform plant trait estimates for the plantation. Very exciting!

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