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ABoVE: LVIS L3 Gridded Vegetation Structure across Alaska and Canada, 2017 and 2019

Overview

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1923
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Published2022-05-04
Updated2022-05-04
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Description

This dataset provides Level 3 (L3) footprint-level gridded metrics and attributes collected from NASA's Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS)-Facility instrument for each flightline from 2017 and 2019. The LVIS instrument was flown on the NASA Gulfstream V aircraft. The data include grids of canopy relative height (RH), complexity, canopy cover (cc), ground elevation, and the number of LVIS footprints collected as waveforms within a ~10 m radius available to produce a pixel's estimate. These 30-m resolution grids describe the vertical column of the vegetation canopy in detail with relative canopy height metrics and are enriched with an additional set of canopy cover estimates at a variety of height thresholds. The LVIS-Facility instrument 2017 and 2019 acquisitions span boreal, temperate, and sub-tropical landscapes in support of a variety of ABoVE- and Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI)-related science. In the ABoVE study domain of arctic and boreal Alaska and Western Canada, some of these acquisitions coincide spatially with legacy small-footprint airborne lidar. Data are included for the ABoVE domain and also for the continental U.S. and central America from GEDI. Data files are provided in GeoTIFF format and one geopackage file shows flightlines.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
  • LAND SURFACE
  • TOPOGRAPHY
  • TERRAIN ELEVATION
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS

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Montesano, P.M., M.J. Macander, and E.E. Hoy. 2022. ABoVE: LVIS L3 Gridded Vegetation Structure across Alaska and Canada, 2017 and 2019. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1923

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  • ABoVE_LVIS_VegetationStructure.pdf