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G-LiHT Canopy Height Model V001

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

Goddard’s LiDAR, Hyperspectral, and Thermal Imager (G-LiHT( mission utilizes a portable, airborne imaging system that aims to simultaneously map the composition, structure, and function of terrestrial ecosystems. G-LiHT primarily focuses on a broad diversity of forest communities and ecoregions in North America, mapping aerial swaths over the Conterminous United States (CONUS), Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

The purpose of G-LiHT’s Canopy Height Model data product (GLCHMT) is to provide LiDAR-derived maximum canopy height and canopy variability information to aid in the study and analysis of biodiversity and climate change. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center began collecting data over locally-defined areas in 2011 and that the collection will continue to grow as aerial campaigns are flown and processed.

GLCHMT data are processed as a raster data product (GeoTIFF) at a nominal 1 meter spatial resolution over locally-defined areas. A low resolution browse is also provided showing the canopy height with a color map applied in JPEG format.

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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 December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Publisher LP DAAC
Identifier C2013348111-LPDAAC_ECS
Data First Published 2011-06-30
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-03-12
Category G-LiHT, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Bruce Cook. 2021-03-23. GLCHMT.001. G-LiHT Canopy Height Model V001. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. The DOI landing page provides citations in APA and Chicago styles..
Creator Bruce Cook
Graphic Preview Description Browse image for Earthdata Search
Graphic Preview File
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -170.0 10.0 -50.0 73.0
Program Code 026:001
Series Name GLCHMT.001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash a16fa81b09de285c08feeeefa08c466151d07705ffb5badfd4e51427c15eef96
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2011-06-30T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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