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ORNL DAAC GEDI Products Highlighted by NASA

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-04-19
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NASA's GEDI observable is the lidar waveform, all products are derived from it.

A recent NASA Earth article highlights the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission's most recent data product, a global gridded L4B aboveground biomass density dataset, archived at the ORNL DAAC:

GEDI L4B Gridded Aboveground Biomass Density, Version 2

Read the article to learn what the GEDI Science Team has to say about the data products and accomplishments to date from the GEDI Mission here

The Global Ecosystems Dynamics Investigation produces high resolution laser ranging observations of the 3D structure of the Earth. GEDI’s precise measurements of forest canopy height, canopy vertical structure, and surface elevation greatly advance our ability to characterize important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat. GEDI was funded as a NASA Earth Ventures Instrument (EVI) mission. It was launched to the International Space Station in December 2018 and completed initial orbit checkout in April 2019.

Additional data from the GEDI mission can be found on the ORNL DAAC's GEDI Project Page (Levels 3 and 4) and through the Land Processes DAAC's GEDI Data Catalog (Levels 1 and 2).

Citation: Dubayah, R.O., J. Armston, S.P. Healey, Z. Yang, P.L. Patterson, S. Saarela, G. Stahl, L. Duncanson, and J.R. Kellner. 2022. GEDI L4B Gridded Aboveground Biomass Density, Version 2. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2017 

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