Earth  ID: 4530

50 Kilometers of Brazilian Forest Canopy

Full 50 kilometer transect of 2014 lidar data over Brazil. The full swath of data consists of approximately 1 billion data points, where each data point is a position in 3D space. Together these data points provide scientists with information on foliage distribution and the elements of tree canopy. For more information on NASA Goddard's Lidar project, please visit


Visualization Credits

Lead Data Visualizer:
Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)

Data Visualizer:
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)

Lead Scientist:
Doug C. Morton (NASA/GSFC)

Veronika Leitold (University of Maryland)

Technical Support:
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Airplane/G-LiHT/LiDAR 3D point cloud also referred to as: LiDAR
Observed Data - NASA/GSFC - 2014
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This item is part of this series:

DLESE >> Biology
DLESE >> Forestry
SVS >> Lidar
SVS >> Tree height
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Vegetation >> Canopy Characteristics
GCMD >> Location >> Brazil
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/engineering >> Lidar

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version