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Development status of MOLI (Multi-footprint Observation lidar and Imager)
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Paper Abstract

Accurate measurements of forest biomass are important to evaluate its contribution as a source of CO2 absorption. Forest biomass correlates with forest canopy height, and thus global measurements of canopy heights lead to a better understanding of the global carbon cycle. Space-borne lidar has the unique capability of measuring forest canopy height. A vegetation lidar named MOLI (Multi-footprint Observation Lidar and Imager) has been designed to observe canopy heights more accurately, and MOLI is currently being studied in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). This paper introduces an overview of MOLI and its current status.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11151, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII, 1115106 (14 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2534429
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Jumpei Murooka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Rei Mitsuhashi, 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)
Kohei Mizutani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11151:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII
Steven P. Neeck; Philippe Martimort; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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