Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth

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Lucas
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Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth

Post by Lucas » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:40 am

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02830-3?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=4a367b0904-briefing-dy-20201015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9dfd39373-4a367b0904-43811101

pdf file is under the link too

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Re: Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth

Post by MarkGraham » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:44 pm

Lucas

This is very cool.

There is another project underway that uses long wave form LiDAR to map forests down to the individual tree level. The scanning device is mounted underneath the International Space Station. Details are here.

https://gedi.umd.edu/mission/mission-overview/

Mark

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