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

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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.
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 ... 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.
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Phone: 301-614-6741
Email: James.B.Blair at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 694.0
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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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., 2006.
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