Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI - NASA)

Screenshot of GEDI
Data provided by:National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Data accessibility:visualization of data (e.g. web GIS or real time monitoring)
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Data type:baseline data, elevation, land use, land cover data, satellite data or aerial image
Hazard:Climatological, Forest Fire, Meteorological
Disaster cycle phase:Disaster Risk Management
Space-based Information:The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) produces high resolution laser ranging observations of the 3D structure of the Earth. GEDI’s precise measurements of forest canopy height, canopy vertical structure, and surface elevation greatly advance our ability to characterize important carbon and water cycling processes, biodiversity, and habitat. GEDI’s data on surface structure are valuable for weather forecasting, forest management, glacier and snowpack monitoring, and the generation of more accurate digital elevation models.
Spatial coverage:Global
Temporal coverage:Forecasted