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GEDI Level 4B Gridded AGBD highlighted by NASA's Earthdata

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-04-09
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This screen capture from the GEDI L4B mean aboveground biomass density layer shows the crisscross pattern of GEDI's laser tracks on the Earth's terrestrial surface.

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GEDI Level 4B gridded estimates of mean AGBD are now available at greater accuracy and resolution than previously available.

Earthdata Article highlights importance of VIIRS Instruments

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-04-08
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Transitioning from MODIS to VIIRS to ensure data product continuity. Image Credit: NASA ESDIS Outreach Team.

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Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Instruments aboard the Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 satellites become more essential as Terra and Aqua drift from their traditional orbits.
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New Tools and Services for SIF-ESDR Datasets

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-03-22
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Global map of daily mean Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF) for July 2010 at 0.05 degree resolution. The USA's Corn Belt (insert) showed the largest SIF emission during the growing Season (Image Credit: Jiaming Wen 2022).

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Datasets from the Solar Induced Fluorescence Earth Science Data Record (SIF-ESDR) have been integrated into ORNL DAAC subsetting tools, TDS with learning resources available, and Earthdata Cloud.
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Updated GEDI L4A AGBD Estimates Released

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-03-22
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Example subset of aboveground biomass density (AGBD; Mg ha-1) predictions from the GEDI Level-4A footprint version 2.1 product over Northern California, USA, spanning April to July 2019. GEDI footprints are spaced 60m along track and 600m across-track.

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Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) L4A Footprint Level Aboveground Biomass Density Version 2.1 now available.

GEDI L4A Version 2 AGBD Estimates

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2022-03-02
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Example subset of aboveground biomass density (AGBD; Mg ha-1) predictions from the GEDI Level-4A footprint product over Northern California, U.S., spanning April to July 2019. GEDI footprints are spaced 60m along-track and 600m across-track.

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Estimates of AGBD generated by algorithm setting group 10 affecting ~3% of the good quality footprints are now being updated.