Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Global Tree Height prepared.

NASA produces Global map of forest height using ICESat.

The map will help scientists better understand the role forests play in climate change and how their heights influence wildlife habitats within them, while also helping them quantify the carbon stored in Earth's vegetation.

Global map of forest height
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The map, available at http://lidarradar.jpl.nasa.gov, depicts the highest points in the forest canopy. Its spatial resolution is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer).

Courtesy: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/forest20120217.html

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