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Surveys of forested areas susceptible to wind damage can be more precise than previously

Surveys of forested areas susceptible to wind damage can be more precise than previously

Forests play an important role in the Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy. Increased use of timber adds to intermediate felling and logging and at the same time increases the risk of wind damage. By utilising detailed spatial data materials as well as climate data, it is possible to survey the areas most susceptible to wind damage and to utilise this information when planning felling.

More information:

Researcher Ari Venäläinen, tel. +358 50 313 7185, ari.venalainen@fmi.fi

Venäläinen, A., Laapas, M., Pirinen, P., Horttanainen, M., Hyvönen, R., Lehtonen, I., Junila, P., Hou, M. ja Peltola, H., 2017. Estimation of the high-spatial-resolution variability in extreme wind speeds for forestry applications. Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 529–545, 2017, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-529-2017.

http://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/8/529/2017/


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