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The AfriSAR campaign began as an European Space Agency (ESA) led project that started in 2015 and focused on using airborne and field measurements to better characterize forest structure and evaluate biomass retrieval algorithms. The following year, NASA partnered with ESA, the Gabonese Agency for Spatial Studies and Observation (AGEOS) and the German Space Center (DLR) to lead the second and final deployment, which took place in the African tropical forests of Libreville, Gabon on February 3-25, 2016. During this time, three aircraft, NASA Langley’s B-200, NASA Armstrong’s G-III, and DLR’s D0-228, provided remote sensing measurements by way of the Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS), the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) and F-SAR instruments, respectively. In addition to remote sensing, ground probes were installed in various locations to better characterize biomass and any changes in those areas. The second deployment was funded by NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System program and the findings were used to support future spaceborne missions.
2015-06-30 — 2016-02-25
Gabon tropical forests
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NASA participated in the 2nd deployment of this campaign. The information in this inventory covers the entire campaign, but only NASA data are available.
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