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Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the height of the world's forests. Although there are other local- and regional-scale forest canopy maps, the new map is the first that spans the entire globe based on one uniform method.
Originally posted by reesie45
Shouldnt there be more forests around the world? Or am I just over reacting?
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by reesie45
That map shows the height of the trees, so it doesn't show areas with smaller vegetations, and that is large portion of the Earth.
Also, those small maps don't show the lighter colours as they should, this one is much better.
But yes, we have much less forests than some centuries ago.
Edit: and the map is not that accurate, I know that there are trees near me, but they don't show them.
[edit on 21/7/2010 by ArMaP]