G-LiHT:  Goddard's LiDAR, Hyperspectral & Thermal Imager


G-LiHT is a portable, airborne imaging system that simultaneously maps the composition, structure, and function of terrestrial ecosystems using:

  1. LiDAR to provide 3D information about the distribution of foliage and canopy elements;
  2. imaging spectroscopy to discern species composition and variations in biophysical variables; and
  3. thermal measurements to quantify surface temperatures and detect heat and moisture stress. 

G-LiHT enables data fusion studies by providing coincident data in time and space, and provides fine-scale (<1 m) observations over large areas that are needed in many ecosystem studies.
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Cook, B. D., L. W. Corp, R. F. Nelson, E. M. Middleton, D. C. Morton, J. T. McCorkel, J. G. Masek, K. J. Ranson, V. Ly, and P. M. Montesano. 2013.  NASA Goddard's Lidar, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager. Remote Sensing 5:4045-4066, doi:10.3390/rs5084045.