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High-Quality Forest Inventory Data for Gabon, Africa

Submitted by Welch, Jessica on 2020-09-28
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Gridded Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) instrument data products at 25 m spatial resolution over the Mondah Forest (left) and Mabounie (right) sites in Gabon.

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NASA's airborne Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS) instrument was used to collect inventory data for Gabon's forests.

Gabon Forest Height Profiles by TomoSAR

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2018-12-27
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Tomographic image of Lope National Park for the cross-section marked by the blue line. Note the contrast between dark areas dominated by surface scattering and the bright areas with scattering through the forest canopy.

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Three-dimensional maps of forest structure in Gabon are now available from the 2016 AfriSAR campaign.

Carbon Storage in Tropical Forests

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2018-10-31
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This image shows the height of the forest canopy for a portion of the Pongara National Park along the Gabon Estuary in Gabon, West Africa. This area includes some of the tallest mangrove forests in the world, indicated by a dark green color, where trees tower up to 60 meters (200 feet). The data were estimated by fusion of PolInSAR and LiDAR data collected by the AfriSAR campaign in March 2016.

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NASA’s AfriSAR campaign measured forest structure in Gabon, West Africa to inform estimates of forest carbon storage capacity.