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Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI)


[GEDI Logo]The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) produces high resolution laser ranging observations of the 3D structure of the Earth. GEDIís precise measurements of forest canopy height, canopy vertical structure, and surface elevation greatly advance our ability to characterize important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat. GEDI was funded as a NASA Earth Ventures Instrument (EVI) mission. It was launched to the International Space Station in December 2018 and completed initial orbit checkout in April 2019.

Level 1B, Level 2A, and Level 2B data from GEDI are available from the Land Processes DAAC ( Gridded (L3) GEDI data and footprint Above Ground Biomass (L4A) are available from ORNL DAAC. Gridded Above Ground Biomass (L4B) products will be available soon.

Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Datasets List

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*GEDI L4A Footprint Level Aboveground Biomass Density, Version 12021-12-20 2021-08-19 user guide
*GEDI L4A Footprint Level Aboveground Biomass Density, Version 22021-12-15 2021-12-15 user guide
*GEDI L3 Gridded Land Surface Metrics, Version 22021-11-23 2021-11-23 user guide download 4.4GBsdat
*GEDI L3 Gridded Land Surface Metrics, Version 12021-04-19 2021-03-15 user guide download 2.8GBsdat

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