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14 October 2019 Development status of MOLI (Multi-footprint Observation lidar and Imager)
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Accurate measurements of forest biomass are important to evaluate its contribution as a source of CO2 absorption. Forest biomass correlates with forest canopy height, and thus global measurements of canopy heights lead to a better understanding of the global carbon cycle. Space-borne lidar has the unique capability of measuring forest canopy height. A vegetation lidar named MOLI (Multi-footprint Observation Lidar and Imager) has been designed to observe canopy heights more accurately, and MOLI is currently being studied in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). This paper introduces an overview of MOLI and its current status.
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Jumpei Murooka, Rei Mitsuhashi, Daisuke Sakaizawa, Tadashi Imai, Toshiyoshi Kimura, Kazuhiro Asai, and Kohei Mizutani "Development status of MOLI (Multi-footprint Observation lidar and Imager)", Proc. SPIE 11151, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXIII, 1115106 (14 October 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2534429
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