News of the WeekFOREST ECOLOGY

Satellites Spy More Forest Than Expected

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Science  09 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5583, pp. 919
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5583.919

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Summary

Experts still don't have a good handle on exactly how quickly tropical forests are disappearing. Now on page 999, scientists describe an effort to fill that data void: one of the first studies to assess humid tropical forest with satellite data rather than on-the-ground measurements and guesswork.