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5 May 2016 Overview and status of vegetation lidar mission MOLI
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Accurate measurements of forest biomass are important to evaluate its contribution to the global carbon cycle. Forest biomass correlates with forest canopy height; therefore, global measurements of canopy height enable a more precise understanding of the global carbon cycle. Space-borne lidar has the unique capability of measuring forest canopy height. A vegetation lidar named Multi-footprint Observation Lidar and Imager (MOLI) has been designed to make accurate measurements of canopy height and is currently being studied in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. This papers introduces an overview of MOLI and its current status.
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Jumpei Murooka, Daisuke Sakaizawa, Tadashi Imai, Toshiyoshi Kimura, and Kazuhiro Asai "Overview and status of vegetation lidar mission MOLI", Proc. SPIE 9879, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV, 987908 (5 May 2016);

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