CEOS Instrument: Multi-beam LIDAR (Desdyni)

Instrument:Multi-beam LIDAR (Desdyni)
Agency: NASA
Mission: DESDynI
Status:No longer considered
Type:Lidar altimeter
Description:Accurately measures the distance between canopy top and bottom elevation, the size distribution of vegetation components within the vertical distribution.
Spatial Resolution: 25m spatial resolution; 1m vertical resolution
Swath Width: 25m footprint, 30m spacing
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Lidar altimeter
Description: Altimeter that exploits lidar in order to detect polar ice edge with an accuracy of ~100 m instead of the 25 km of the radar altimetry. Designed to measure polar ice thickness and ultimately topography. Other observations common to atmospheric lidar also possible, such as vegetation canopy height. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18