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  • Masthead platform instrument info Aircraft/UAVSAR and LVIS
  • Masthead date range March 2016


AfriSAR was an airborne campaign that collected radar and field measurements of tropical forests in Gabon, West Africa. Airborne instruments collected data for deriving forest canopy height, structure, and topography. AfriSAR data support missions examining the role of forests in the carbon cycle.

Towering Mangrove Forests in Gabon

This image shows forest canopy height estimates for a portion of Pongara National Park along the Gabon Estuary. This area includes some of the tallest mangrove forests in the world, indicated in dark green, where trees tower up to 60 meters (200 feet).


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