Earth  ID: 13736

NASA Supercomputing Study Breaks Ground for Tree Mapping, Carbon Research

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering surprisingly high numbers of trees in semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land.
 

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LK Ward (USRA): Lead Producer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer
Jessica Merzdorf (Telophase): Lead Writer
Compton Tucker (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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Keywords:
SVS >> Carbon
SVS >> Sahara
GCMD >> Location >> Africa
GCMD >> Location >> Sahel
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Mapping

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0