These are the days of lasers in the jungle

Joseph Mascaro, Gregory P. Asner, Stuart Davies, Alex Dehgan, Sassan Saatchi

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Abstract

For tropical forest carbon to be commoditized, a consistent, globally verifiable system for reporting and monitoring carbon stocks and emissions must be achieved. We call for a global airborne LiDAR campaign that will measure the 3-D structure of each hectare of forested (and formerly forested) land in the tropics. We believe such a database could be assembled for only 5% of funding already pledged to offset tropical forest carbon emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalCarbon Balance and Management
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2014
Externally publishedYes

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  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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These are the days of lasers in the jungle. / Mascaro, Joseph; Asner, Gregory P.; Davies, Stuart; Dehgan, Alex; Saatchi, Sassan.

In: Carbon Balance and Management, Vol. 9, No. 1, 7, 03.09.2014.

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Mascaro, Joseph ; Asner, Gregory P. ; Davies, Stuart ; Dehgan, Alex ; Saatchi, Sassan. / These are the days of lasers in the jungle. In: Carbon Balance and Management. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 1.
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