THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GEDI -
Full Name Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Lidars Geometry
Instrument Technology Lidar altimeter Sampling
Data Access Open Access Data Format TBD
Measurements and Applications This project will use a laser-based system to study a range of climates, including the observation of the forest canopy structure over the tropics, and the tundra in high northern latitudes.
Resolution Summary
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
VegetationVegetation Canopy (cover) 
Instrument Missions
GEDI-on-ISS - International Space Station/Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar (2018 - 2020)
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