Satellites help scientists see forests for the trees amid climate change

#Forêts, #Changements climatiques

Publié le 24 novembre 2016

Scientists have found a way to use satellites to track photosynthesis in evergreens - a discovery that could improve our ability to assess the health of northern forests amid climate change.

Source: University of Alberta

An international team of researchers used satellite sensor data to identify slight colour shifts in evergreen trees that show seasonal cycles of photosynthesis - the process in which plants use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose.

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