New Map Depicts Global Forest Heights
Posted on July 21, 2010
NASA reports that scientists have created a new map using NASA satellite data that details the height of he world's forest. The map is based on data collectoin by NASA's ICESat, Terra, and Aqua satellites. One of the ways scientists will use the map will be to build an inventory of how much carbon the world's forests store and how fast that carbon cycles through ecosystems and back into the atmosphere.
Image: NASA Earth Observatory/Image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/Based on data from Michael Lefsky