AfriSAR Measures African Forests | ORNL DAAC News


The AfriSAR mission was an airborne campaign that collected radar and field measurements of tropical forests in Gabon, West Africa. The mission was a NASA collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Gabonese Space Agency. During the 2016 AfriSAR campaign, NASA UAVSAR, and LVIS instruments collected data that will be used to derive forest canopy height, structure, and topography. The AfriSAR data is a precursor to upcoming spaceborne missions that examine the role of forests in Earth’s carbon cycle.

The first dataset from AfriSAR is now available:
AfriSAR: Rainforest Canopy Height Derived from PolInSAR and Lidar Data, Gabon

This dataset provides estimates of forest canopy height and canopy height uncertainty for study areas in the Pongara National Park and the Lope National Park,…

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