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Global Vegetation Height Metrics from GEDI and ICESat2

Overview

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2294
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Published2024-03-07
Updated2024-03-07
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Description

This dataset provides global rasters of relative height metrics for vegetation from Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) L2A data and Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) L3A ATL08 data at 100-, 200-, 500-, and 1000-m spatial resolutions. The metrics include the relative heights RH98, RH90, RH75, and RH50, corresponding to the height at which the respective 98th, 90th, 75th, and 50th percentile of returned energy is reached relative to the ground. These metrics provide measures of vegetation canopy height and structure. The different relative height metrics were intercalibrated over the overlap area (50 - 52 degrees N). GEDI data were collected from 2019-2022, and ICESat2 data were from 2019-2021. The data are provided in cloud optimized GeoTIFF format.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
  • VEGETATION HEIGHT
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE

Data Use and Citation

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Saatchi, S.S., and S. Favrichon. 2023. Global Vegetation Height Metrics from GEDI and ICESat2. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/2294

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  • GEDI_ICESAT2_Global_Veg_Height.pdf