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Table 1 Comparison of the three candidate maps

From: Discovering forest height changes based on spaceborne lidar data of ICESat-1 in 2005 and ICESat-2 in 2019: a case study in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of China

Global forest canopy map Height metric R2 RMSE Resolution Forest border
Lefsky (2010) 90th Lorey’s height 0.67 5.9 m Patches (Avg: 25 km2) MODIS land cover map
Simard et al. (2011) Maximum height (RH100) 0.7 4.4 m 1 km GlobCover map
Wang et al. (2016) Mean height (co−/dominant tree) 0.63 4.68 m 500 m MODIS land cover map