AfriSAR: Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Derived from LVIS, Gabon, 2016

Metadata Updated: April 30, 2019

This dataset includes footprint-level canopy structure products derived from data collected using NASA's Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) during flights over five forested sites in Gabon during February and March 2016. Three types of canopy structure information are included for each flight: 1) vertical profiles of canopy cover fraction in 1-meter bins, 2) vertical profiles of plant area index (PAI) in 1-meter bins, and 3) footprint summary data of total recorded energy, leaf area index, canopy cover fraction, and vertical foliage profiles in 10-meter bins. Canopy structure metrics are provided for each waveform (20-m footprint) collected by the LVIS instrument. These data were collected by NASA as part of the AfriSAR project. AfriSAR is a NASA collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the Gabonese Space Agency (AGEOS) that is collecting data useful for deriving forest canopy structure and will help prepare for and calibrate current and upcoming spaceborne missions that aim to gauge the role of forests in Earth's carbon cycle.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date February 28, 2019
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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NASA Langley King Air B-200 in Gabon

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date February 28, 2019
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, ORNL_DAAC. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1591. Tang, H., J. Armston, S. Hancock, M. Hofton, J.B. Blair, T. Fatoyinbo, and R.O. Dubayah. 2018. AfriSAR: Canopy Cover and Vertical Profile Metrics Derived from LVIS, Gabon, 2016. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1591.
Graphic Preview Description NASA Langley King Air B-200 in Gabon
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Data First Published 2018-10-29
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1591
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2019-04-15
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Temporal 2016-02-20T00:00:00Z/2016-03-08T23:59:59Z
Category AfriSAR, geospatial

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