Satellite radar and airborne lidar map woody vegetation cover in African savannas
CAO LiDAR used to calibrate satellite radar for vegetation mapping in Africa
Greg Asner discusses how CAO’s technology and scientific approach produce unique maps of the biological composition of Earth’s ecosystems. CAO sensors can map the chemical, structure and biological diversity of forests and other types of vegetation. The maps produced by the CAO have been used to drive new conservation actions in the Amazon basin and other tropical regions.