carbon mapping

A view of the lower forest canopy and floor in a redwood forest.

GEDI: A Tool for Forest Carbon Maps

Mark Altaweel

The GEDI satellite system is being used to map forest carbon content and assess forest biodiversity and health.

A shaded orange map showing areas of the United States with higher than normal carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Remote Sensing for Carbon Offsetting

Mark Altaweel

Remote sensing and geospatial technologies are being harnessed for carbon offsetting efforts.

Tree-less mountains. a small boggy pond in the foreground leads up to small, round landforms that rise steeply for a few feet above the bog.

Mapping Natural Carbon Storage

Mark Altaweel

Scientists have created a map of the Earth where carbon needs to be stored to keep climate goals from Cop26 possible.

A methane plume detected by NASA’s AVIRIS-NG in summer 2020 indicates a leaking gas line in oil field in California. The operator subsequently confirmed and repaired the leak. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Carbon Mapper: A Collaboration to Map Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mark Altaweel

A new, non-profit organization, Carbon Mapper, is attempting to create better ways to pinpoint methane and CO2 emissions.

Map of the global distribution of mean annual soil respiration (Rs) between 2000 and 2014. Figure: Huang et al., 2020.

Mapping Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Soil Respiration

Mark Altaweel

Researchers recently developed a map of the global distribution of mean annual soil respiration (Rs) between 2000 and 2014.

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