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NASA images used to map world’s tree heights – CNN.com

The article briefly mentions use of satellite-based LIDAR to measure tree canopy heights.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • First world map is produced of forest heights using data from NASA satellites
  • The map helps scientists work out how much of carbon is locked away in the world’s forests
  • Tallest trees are in Pacific Northwest of America and parts of southeast Asia

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/07/21/nasa.tree.map/index.html?hpt=T2

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