Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) Dataset over California (Sierra Nevada) & New Mexico
Entry ID: GSFC_LVIS_USA_2008

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) imagery over California (Sierra Nevada) & New Mexico.
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Description: Access the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) Dataset over California (Sierra Nevada) and New Mexico.

Description: LVIS project homepage.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 32.0   E: -104.0   W: -128.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J. B. Blair, D. L. Rabine, and M. A. Hofton
Dataset Title: Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS) Dataset over California (Sierra Nevada) & New Mexico
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: U.S.
Dataset Publisher: Code 698 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Online Resource: http://lvis.gsfc.nasa.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
Platform
Aircraft Ancillary Description
Quality All reasonable efforts have been made to remove data affected to any degree by questionable observational conditions, however questionable data likely are still present. Here are the currently-identified issues with the LVIS dataset:

Canopy height bias.

1. Low-lying ground fog was present in some areas (swamps, river valleys etc). This will cause canopy height parameters ... View entire text
Access Constraints While substantial efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets can not be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The LVIS team can not assume responsibility for damages resulting from mis-use or mis-interpretation of datasets or from errors or omissions that may exist in the data. Data users are welcome to collaborate with the ... View entire text
Use Constraints See data use at the project home page.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory, Solar Systems Exploration Division, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/index.cfm?fuseAction=home.main&&na...

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAMES B BLAIR
Phone: 301-614-6741
Email: James.B.Blair at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 694.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-6741
Email: James.B.Blair at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 694.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
J. B. Blair, D. L. Rabine, and M. A. Hofton, The Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor (LVIS): A medium-altitude, digitization-only, airborne laser altimeter for mapping vegetation and topography, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 54, 115-122, 1999.

Processing of NASA LVIS elevation and canopy (LGE, LCE and LGW) data products, version 1.01. J. B. Blair, M. A. Hofton, and D. L. Rabine. http://lvis.gsfc.nasa.gov, 2006.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-22
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