2009年12月10日

Counting carbon in the Amazon

If the next crimate treaty treaty tackles deforestation, tropical nations will need to monitor the biomass of their forests.

One ecologist has worked out a way to do that from the sky, finds Jeff Tollefson.



Greg asner peers out an open window, taking stockof the jungle as the single-engine prop plane chugs over a pair of scarlet macaws gliding among the treetops 120 metres below.

The Peruvian Amazon stretches in all directions, painted in countless shades of green accented here and there by patches of purple, pink and yellow.

Occasionally, naked white trunks rise amid the leaves, a reminder that even the rainforest has deciduous tendencies.


(… to be continue…)


### DataBace ###
nature Vol.461 1019-1162 Issue no.7267 22 Octover 2009
Editorials p.1027 :"Climate of compromise"
Destination Copenhagen :「コペンハーゲン会議の行方
News p.1034 / Time running out for climate for climate talks
News Feature p.1042 / When the Ice melts

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