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AfriSAR LVIS L1B Geolocated Return Energy Waveforms, Version 1 (AFLVIS1B)
Data set:
AFLVIS1B
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Version Summary
Initial release

Overview

This data set contains return energy waveform data over Gabon, Africa. The measurements were taken by the NASA Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), an airborne lidar scanning laser altimeter. The data were collected as part of a NASA campaign, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) mission AfriSAR.
Parameter(s):
SENSOR COUNTS
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT, B-200, C-130, DC-8, G-V, HU-25C, P-3B, RQ-4
Sensor(s):
ALTIMETERS, LASERS, LVIS
Data Format(s):
HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
20 February 2016 to 8 March 2016
Temporal Resolution:
Varies
Spatial Resolution:
Varies
Varies
Spatial Coverage:
N:
1
S:
-2
E:
12
W:
8

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