Satellites help scientists see forests for the trees amid climate change
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Posted by: Julie Hill
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.
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.