Earth  ID: 4652

Brazilian Rainforest Canopy Change at Mission Start 2013-2014-2016

This visualization shows the resolution of LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) canopy data over the Brazilian rainforest and how successive passes in 2013, 2014, and 2016 can be used to track change to the treetop canopy over time. Together these data points provide scientists with information on foliage distribution and the elements of the tree canopy. Similar LIDAR technologies are used to measure terrain topographies on the Moon and Mars.
 

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Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Data Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Data Visualizer
Cindy Starr (GST): Data Visualizer
Doug C. Morton (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Veronika Leitold (University of Maryland): Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET Systems Inc.): Technical Support
Hyeungu Choi (GST): Data Provider
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Science Paper:
https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.15110

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Data Used:
Airplane/G-LiHT/LiDAR 3D point cloud 2013-2014-2016
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This item is part of this series:
Lidar

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lidar
SVS >> Tree height
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 8.0.0.0.0