Tropical forest carbon assessment: integrating satellite and airborne mapping approaches

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By Gregory P. Asner

The approach yields a spatially resolved, regional state-of-the-forest carbon baseline, followed by high-resolution monitoring of forest cover and disturbance to estimate carbon emissions. Rapid advances and decreasing costs in the satellite and airborne mapping sectors are already making high-resolution carbon stock and emissions assessments viable anywhere in the world.

Source: Environ. Res. Lett. 4 (July-September 2009) 034009

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