This project is focused on the development of fusion algorithms leading to wall-to-wall estimates of forest canopy height, structure, and biomass, all of which are highly relevant to important United States Forest Service (USFS) applications in fire modeling and forest inventory. It combines observations from the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) with the coverage of interferometric observations provided by DLR’s TanDEM-X (TDX) mission. The researchers will work closely with USFS colleagues towards enabling the outputs of the research, including data, methods, and training in these two areas.
Ralph Dubayah, PhD, Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Birgit Peterson, PhD, United States Geological Service (USGS)
Karen Schleeweis, PhD, Ecologist, United States Forest Service (USFS)