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A New Measuring Stick for Forests

The amount of carbon that is being stored by trees and how it has changed over time is the least understood aspect of the global carbon cycle.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using using GEDI data courtesy of the University of Maryland and Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Jessica Merzdorf, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, with Mike Carlowicz. Earth Observatory.

Published January 24, 2020

Sources:
GEDI
Landsat 8 > OLI