NASA Tree Map to Help Quantify Climate Change and Wildlife Habitat

NASA apart from all the appreciable work done in the domain of space research and experiments in aeronautical arena, is now trying to solve some environmental issues with the help of technology. The space agency has developed a high resolution image that document the height of trees within the earth’s forests.

Marc Simard, the team leader of this particular research team in NASA, has been quoted as saying that the project has a large environmental impact.

This map will help scientists to understand climate change and the wildlife habitat in these forests. It will also help quantify the carbon stored in Earth’s vegetation.

It was a difficult task to figure out the heights of the trees across the world. This huge task is done by the effort of scientists from all over the country.

They used almost 2.5 million carefully screened globally distributed laser pulse measurements from space to create this map.

The result shows that taller trees are found in low altitudes and in higher altitude the trees are smaller in size. But exceptions to that are the rainforests in Australia and New Zealand where you get to find eucalyptus trees that grow in excess of 130 feet.

Let us hope this new research will help save our forests and planet Earth.


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