Short Trees Have No Reason To Live - Discovery News | Imagem Agricultura e Floresta | Scoop.it

Climate models have previously anticipated the advance of trees to higher elevations in mountainous regions, only to have regional influences such as reindeer populations prove a greater influence. Now a new map of Earth's forest height (above) is showing that whatever is happening with the tree line - the trees themselves in the alpine regions are giving up on reaching for the stars.

 

Our map contains one of the best descriptions of the height of Earth's forests currently available at regional and global scales," said remote sensing engineer Marc Simard of NASA's Jet...


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