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TropForest - ALOS, Deimos-1 & KOMPSAT-2 optical coverages over tropical forests

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The objective of the ESA TropForest project was to create a harmonised geo-database of ready-to-use satellite imagery to support 2010 global forest assessment performed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Assessments for year 2010 were essential for building realistic deforestation benchmark rates at global to regional levels.

To reach this objective, the project aimed to create a harmonised ortho-rectified/pre-processed imagery geo-database based on satellite data acquisitions (ALOS AVNIR-2, DEIMOS-1 SLIM6, KOMPSAT-2 MSC) performed during year 2009 and 2010, for the Tropical Latin America (excluding Mexico) and for the Tropical South and Southeast Asia (excluding China), resulting in 1971 sites located at 1 deg x 1 deg geographical lat/long intersections. The project finally delivered 1866 sites (94.7% of target) due to cloud coverages too high for missing sites:

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Spatial coverage: 

90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E

Temporal coverage:

2009-01-01 - 2011-08-09

Date of launch:
2009-07-29, 2006-01-24, 2006-07-28
Operators:
JAXA, DeimosImaging, KARI
Mission status:
completed
Orbit height:
DE1 663 km; KO2 685 km; AL1 691 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
DE1 625 km; KO2 15 km; AL1 70 km
Resolution:

Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)

High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)

Wavelengths: VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)

Product types: AL1_AV2_2F, DE1_SL6_2F, KO2_MSC_2F

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level 1, multiple,

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