About this Research Topic
Given the recent launch of ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite) and GEDI (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation) and upcoming radar missions such as NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar), active remote sensing from space provides opportunities for global scale characterization of vegetation canopy structure and biophysical parameters. A synergistic approach of integrating data from multiple sensors, including optical data such as Landsat, is of great interest to improve vegetation monitoring from space.
This Research Topic welcomes submissions related to active satellite remote sensing of the canopy structure. Topics covered by this Research Topic include, but are not limited to:
• Algorithms for data fusion with active and passive spaceborne sensors
• Methods of Scaling up from lidar coverage patterns to gridded products of canopy structure
• Software tools for processing lidar and radar data for vegetation studies
• Using ancillary datasets and field inventory to calibrate spaceborne estimates of vegetation canopy structure
Contributions should indicate explicitly the core observations exploited in the study, e.g. whether Lidar or radar, to facilitate channeling the study to the appropriate Frontiers section
Keywords: lidar, ICE-Sat-2, GEDI, NISAR, vegetation, canopy structure
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.