AfriSAR

Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems

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Deployment
26
Collection Periods
11
Data Products

The Campaign

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

wet


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S: 2°S

W: 9°E

E: 12°E

Additional Notes

NASA participated in the 2nd deployment of this campaign. The information in this inventory covers the entire campaign, but only NASA data are available.

Carbon Storage & Processes
CARBON
TROPICAL FORESTS
CANOPY HEIGHT
CANOPY STRUCTURE
TROPICAL FOREST TOPOGRAPHY
BIOMASS
AFFORESTATION/REFORESTATION
FOREST SCIENCE
FOREST COMPOSITION/VEGETATION STRUCTURE
CARBON STORAGE
CARBON CYCLE
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  • AfriSAR_dep_2016

    4 CDCPs

    forest or woodland geography, tropical geography

Filter data products from this campaign by specific platforms or instruments.

Platforms
PLATFORMS
Instruments
INSTRUMENTS
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1775
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1681
External Link10.5067/ED5IYGVTB50Z
External Link10.5067/A0PMUXXVUYNH
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1591
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1577
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1601
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1580

ESA, NASA

Carbon Monitoring System

Kenneth W. Jucks, Kathleen Hibbard, Hank Margolis

Lola Fatoyinbo

Currently unavailable

AGEOS, DLR, ESA