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Overview and status of vegetation lidar mission MOLI
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Paper Abstract

Accurate measurements of forest biomass are important to evaluate its contribution to the global carbon cycle. Forest biomass correlates with forest canopy height; therefore, global measurements of canopy height enable a more precise understanding of the global carbon cycle. Space-borne lidar has the unique capability of measuring forest canopy height. A vegetation lidar named Multi-footprint Observation Lidar and Imager (MOLI) has been designed to make accurate measurements of canopy height and is currently being studied in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. This papers introduces an overview of MOLI and its current status.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9879, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV, 987908 (5 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227965
Show Author Affiliations
Jumpei Murooka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Daisuke Sakaizawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tadashi Imai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kazuhiro Asai, Tohoku Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9879:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV
Upendra N. Singh; Nobuo Sugimoto; Achuthan Jayaraman; Mullapudi V. R. Seshasai, Editor(s)

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