Satellite Laser Altimetry of Forests

This research explored how lidar waveforms from the GLAS sensor could be used to estimate forest height and aboveground biomass over three pilot study areas: the Pacific Northwest, southeast of the U.S. and the northwestern Amazon Basin. With no other global lidar data collection scheduled for the near future, GLAS data represented an importnant source of information for global forest canopy height and aboveground biomass.