Researchers map Maryland's forest carbon
Dec 21, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Baltimore Sun
If a tree falls in Maryland's forests - even if no one hears it - researchers soon will have a handle on how much it could contribute to global warming.
If you ever wondered what geographical scientists do - Even NASA is on it!
"A pair of geographical scientists at the University of Maryland, College Park is leading an ambitious effort to map the state's forests and measure changes over time in the amount of carbon stockpiled in the trees. With a $1.4 million grant from NASA, the research team hopes to use satellite imagery, aerial photography and ground observations to develop new methods for tracking the carbon stored in woodlands, which could be applied locally, nationally and globally."
Here is something they could track.
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