Amazon forests conjure visions of lush canopies, not giant branches crashing to the ground. But according to a recent study, published in Environmental Research Letters, dead branches frequently fall from the tops of trees in the Amazon, releasing a startling amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Ecuadorian government successfully tests CAO LiDAR algorithms for carbon mapping in Yasuni National Park
|The fusion of new remote sensing and forest modeling approaches can improve prediction and analysis of large-scale ecological responses to climate change|
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.