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New NASA map reveals tropical forest carbon storage

A NASA-led research team has used a variety of NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests. The data are expected to provide a baseline for ongoing carbon monitoring and research and serve as a useful resource for managing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
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NASA Map Reveals Massive Carbon Storage of Tropical Forests

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger (3 years ago)

Image via NASA Tropical forests store an enormous amount of the world's carbon, and it's therefore pretty important that we don't chop them down (deforestation already accounts for 15-20% of the world's carbon emissions -- and that ... Read Post

Landsat sets the standard for maps of world's forests

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Countries like Brazil are using data from NASA satellites to track and measure their forests in advance of a United Nations effort to reduce climate change by providing "carbon credits" for protected land. The concept is known as RE... Read Post

New NASA map shows tropical forest carbon storage

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (3 years ago)

A NASA-led research team has created a new map using ground and satellite data that accurately quantifies the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical trees and forests. Based on data from the early 2000s, the map fo... Read Post


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