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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 891534, 13 pages
The Use of LiDAR Terrain Data in Characterizing Surface Roughness and Microtopography
1Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 318 Stern Hall Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
2Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
3Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Received 21 December 2012; Accepted 10 March 2013
Academic Editor: Artemi Cerda
Copyright © 2013 Kristen M. Brubaker et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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