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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States
Posted By Diane Pham On September 17, 2014 @ 10:54 am In Air quality,Botanical,carousel showcase,climate change,Conservation,environmental destruction,Features,gallery,global warming,maps | 11 Comments
Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center  in conjunction with the U. S. Geological Survey Science Center ‘s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center  and the US Forest Service , the map was generated based on a series of data sources including readings collected from space-based radars, satellite sensors, computer models, and simply counting trees the old-fashioned way. The map was created for NASA to help determine how the world’s forests have the potential to store more carbon in the future.
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URLs in this post:
 Woods Hole Research Center: http://www.whrc.org/
 U. S. Geological Survey Science Center: http://www.usgs.gov/
 Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center: http://eros.usgs.gov/#/About_Us/Background
 US Forest Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/
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