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Lucas
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a good summary?

Post by Lucas » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:55 pm


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http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/ForestCarbon/

The result was a map showing the world’s tallest forests clustered in the Pacific Northwest of North America and in portions of Southeast Asia, with shorter forests covering broad swaths across Canada and Eurasia. The tallest tree canopies are the temperate conifer forests—full of Douglas fir, western hemlock, redwood, and sequoia—that often grow taller than 40 meters (131 feet). Boreal forests of spruce, fir, pine, and larch usually reach less than 20 meters (66 feet) into the sky. In the middle are the temperate, broadleaf forests of Europe and the United States and the undisturbed tropical rain forests, which both average 25 meters (82 feet) tall.
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Re: a good summary?

Post by Don » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:21 pm

With as little big timber as is left, the coarse resolution of the imagery allows for but the broadest of summaries...
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