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GEDI L4B Gridded Aboveground Biomass Density, Version 2

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2017
Version2
Project
Published2022-03-29
Updated2022-03-29
Usage796 downloads

Description

This Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) L4B product provides 1 km x 1 km (1 km, hereafter) estimates of mean aboveground biomass density (AGBD) based on observations from mission week 19 starting on 2019-04-18 to mission week 138 ending on 2021-08-04. The GEDI L4A Footprint Biomass product converts each high-quality waveform to an AGBD prediction, and the L4B product uses the sample present within the borders of each 1 km cell to statistically infer mean AGBD. The gridding procedure is described in the GEDI L4B Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD). Patterson et al. (2019) describes the hybrid model-based mode of inference used in the L4B product. Corresponding 1 km estimates of the standard error of the mean are also provided in the L4B product. Uncertainty is due to both GEDI's sampling of the 1 km area (as opposed to making wall-to-wall observations) and the fact that L4A biomass values are modeled in a process subject to error instead of measured in a process that may be assumed to be error-free.

Science Keywords

  • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
  • LIDAR
  • LIDAR WAVEFORM
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • BIOMASS
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

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Dubayah, R.O., J. Armston, S.P. Healey, Z. Yang, P.L. Patterson, S. Saarela, G. Stahl, L. Duncanson, and J.R. Kellner. 2022. GEDI L4B Gridded Aboveground Biomass Density, Version 2. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2017

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  • GEDI_L4B_ATBD_v1.0.pdf
  • GEDI_L4B_Gridded_Biomass.pdf

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