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GEDI Coverage vs. Full Power Beams

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:09 pm America/New_York
by LP DAAC - ckrehbiel
User Question from GEDI NASA Earthdata Webinar: Is it necessary to differentiate GEDI data from coverage beams vs. from full power beams?

Re: GEDI Coverage vs. Full Power Beams

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:18 pm America/New_York
by LP DAAC - ckrehbiel
GEDI coverage beams (beams 0000, 0001, 0010, and 0011) were designed to penetrate canopies of up to 95% canopy cover under “average” conditions. For this reason, it is recommended to preference the GEDI full power beams in cases of dense vegetation.