Nature Magazine: Hunt for the World’s Missing Carbon
30th June 2015

Nature Magazine: Hunt for the World’s Missing Carbon

Media Coverage
Carbon
Climate Change
Forests
Africa
Amazon
United States
Carbon Modeling
Laser Scanning
Forest Carbon and Deforestation in the Amazon

Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon, and CAO is playing a pivotal role.

Scientists and forest managers have long argued about the accuracy and validity of sparse field-based work for assessing how much biomass (or carbon) is stored in forests.  New approaches pioneered by CAO scientists are changing the rules of the game by providing what is equivalent to field measurements over vast areas of the biosphere.

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