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Forestry – Lidar: Standard Deviation of Returns – 2019

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Data Source:MN Dept. of Natural Resources
Update Fequency:None planned
Date Acquired:3/7/22
Data Available:No
Metadata Available:Yes

This data represents the Standard Deviation of elevation distributions of all Lidarreturns per 20 meter grid-cell. It was developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources using Lidar that was collected in 2019.It describes how the elevations of individual returns within a grid cell are spread out from the average (mean) value. This information can provide foresters a better understanding of the stand and how it should be managed.

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