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Amazon Canopy Comes to Life through Laser Data

Flying over the Brazilian Amazon with an instrument firing 300,000 laser pulses per second, NASA scientists have made the first 3D measurements of forest canopies in the region. With this research they hope to shed light on the effects of prolonged drought on forest ecosystems and to provide a potential preview of stresses on rainforests in a warming world.

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Doug C. Morton (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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DLESE >> Biology
SVS >> Carbon
SVS >> Carbon Cycle
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Lidar
SVS >> Airplane
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Terrestrial Ecosystems >> Forests
GCMD >> Location >> Amazonia
SVS >> Rainforest
NASA Science >> Earth

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