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Vegetation height and cover fraction between 60° S and 60° N from ICESat GLAS data / Peter, North; Sietse, Los; Jacqueline, Rosette; Natascha, Kljun

Geoscientific Model Development, Volume: 5, Pages: 413 - 432

Swansesa University Authors: Peter, North, Sietse, Los, Jacqueline, Rosette, Natascha, Kljun, Natascha, Kljun

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DOI (Published version): 10.5194/gmd-5-413-2012

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First paper to provide an estimate of vegetation height from a satellite based laser instrument for the entire land surface between 60 S and 60 N. The data can be used in climate models and ecological models to calculate the atmospheric turbulence, biomass and carbon stored in vegetation. The curren...

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Published in: Geoscientific Model Development
ISSN: 1991-9603
Published: 2012
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa13916
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Abstract: First paper to provide an estimate of vegetation height from a satellite based laser instrument for the entire land surface between 60 S and 60 N. The data can be used in climate models and ecological models to calculate the atmospheric turbulence, biomass and carbon stored in vegetation. The current dataset is a vast improvement over older specifications that provide an average estimate of vegetation height per land-cover class and have much less spatial detail and other recent data sets that show vegetation height for trees only. Compared to the latter, estimates in the present paper are more realistic
College: College of Science
Start Page: 413
End Page: 432