Lidar

Remote Sensing Estimation of Terrestrial Carbon Stocks and Fluxes


Today’s estimates of carbon stocks present large uncertainties. Information on the three-dimensional structure of vegetation is crucial to produce accurate estimates of carbon stocks and to understand the role of natural and human-made disturbances in carbon flows....

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Deforestation

Mapping Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes


The last 20 years have witnessed a remarkable evolution in earth observation capabilities. Satellite and information technologies are advancing, providing new data and information on the land surface, enabling improved mapping and monitoring of the land surface and its characteristics at a range of scales....

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global models

Integrated Computer Modeling of Carbon Cycle Dynamics and Management Options


Planning for the next century requires accurate models of the Earth system that include human activity and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics....

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Fieldwork

Field Campaigns for Calibration & Validation


The Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center is active in large-scale, long-term field campaigns. As an example Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center researchers have prominent roles in the NASA-sponsored Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)....

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