Using GEDI over Mangroves

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Using GEDI over Mangroves

by LP DAAC - ckrehbiel » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:27 pm America/New_York

User Question from GEDI NASA Earthdata Webinar: Can we use GEDI data over Mangroves, and which dataset(s) to use?

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Re: Using GEDI over Mangroves

by LP DAAC - ckrehbiel » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:42 pm America/New_York

Yes. GEDI measures the height of vegetation above the surface, so inundation (e.g. tides) will impact the estimation of canopy height. Validation of GEDI products is an active area of research, but targeted NASA LVIS acquisitions in the Pongara region (Gabon) are being used for this purpose. Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo (NASA GSFC) is a good point of contact.

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