NASA Supercomputing Study Breaks Ground for Tree Mapping, Carbon Research

Scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and international collaborators demonstrated a new method for mapping the location and size of trees growing outside of forests, discovering billions of trees in arid and semi-arid regions and laying the groundwork for more accurate global measurement of carbon storage on land. The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) provided high-performance computing support for the study, published in the journal Nature.

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Map showing study area focused on the dryland regions of West Africa