Global Forest Canopy Height, 2005

NASA/JPL/global_forest_canopy_height_2005
Dataset Availability
2005-05-20T00:00:00 - 2005-06-23T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.Image("NASA/JPL/global_forest_canopy_height_2005")
Tags
forest tree canopy height glas geophysical nasa jpl

Description

This dataset represents global tree heights based on a fusion of spaceborne-lidar data (2005) from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) and ancillary geospatial data. See Simard et al. (2011) for details.

Bands

Resolution
30 arc seconds

Bands

Name Units Min Max Description
1 m 0* 73*

Tree heights

* estimated min or max value

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Citations

Citations:
  • Simard, M., Pinto, N., Fisher, J., Baccini, A. 2011. Mapping forest canopy height globally with spaceborne lidar. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116: G04021. doi:10.1029/2011JG001708

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.Image('NASA/JPL/global_forest_canopy_height_2005');
var forestCanopyHeight = dataset.select('1');
var forestCanopyHeightVis = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 30.0,
  palette: [
    'ffffff', 'fcd163', '99b718', '66a000', '3e8601', '207401', '056201',
    '004c00', '011301'
  ],
};
Map.setCenter(-28.1, 28.3, 1);
Map.addLayer(forestCanopyHeight, forestCanopyHeightVis, 'Forest Canopy Height');

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