2017 Puerto Rico G-LiHT Metadata

Author(s): Cook B; Morton D; Martinuzzi S; Keller M


Dataset Information

Site ID: PR-EVR; PR-EVV; PR-Ica; PR-Sab

Site Name: El Verde Ridge; El Verde Valley; Icacos; Sabana

Variables: Remote sensing

Date Range: March 1, 2017 - March 17, 2017

Description: This data package contains metadata for data acquired for sample transects across Puerto Rico using NASA Goddard's Lidar, Hyperspectral, and Thermal (G-LiHT) Airborne Imager in March 2017. Flights specifically targeted sites with coincident field data collection for NGEE-Tropics, existing forest inventory plots from the USDA-Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) program and university collaborators, and other research installations (e.g., NEON).

QA/QC: Provisional QA-QC

Methods Description: Goddard’s LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager, which advances previous concepts for data fusion by integrating LiDAR, hyperspectral and thermal sensors in a lightweight and portable system for worldwide research applications. G-LiHT’s single-solution GPS-INS (Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation System) avoids multi-dimensional data effects that are introduced when data is collected at different time and observational scales. For more information about data collection please see the referenced publication: Cook, B. D., L. W. Corp, R. F. Nelson, E. M. Middleton, D. C. Morton, J. T. McCorkel, J. G. Masek, K. J. Ranson, V. Ly, and P. M. Montesano. 2013. NASA Goddard's Lidar, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager. Remote Sensing 5:4045-4066, doi:10.3390/rs5084045.

Access Level: Public

Originating Institution(s): NASA

Sponsor Organization(s): DOE, NASA

Contact: Cook, Bruce - NASA ([email protected])


Data Download

Version: 1.0

Dataset Citation: Cook B; Morton D; Martinuzzi S; Keller M (2020): 2017 Puerto Rico G-LiHT Metadata. 1.0. NGEE Tropics Data Collection. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.15486/ngt/1582600

Acknowledgement: Data were acquired with funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) Tropics and NASA's Fluorescence Airborne Research Experiment (FLARE)

Data Link: Download Dataset

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Reference:

Cook, B. D., L. W. Corp, R. F. Nelson, E. M. Middleton, D. C. Morton, J. T. McCorkel, J. G. Masek, K. J. Ranson, V. Ly, and P. M. Montesano. 2013. NASA Goddard's Lidar, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager. Remote Sensing 5:4045-4066, doi:10.3390/rs5084045.