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Scientists forecast forest carbon loss

For more than 30 years, scientists at the Harvard Forest have scaled towers into the forest canopy and measured the trunks of trees to track how much carbon is stored or lost from the woods each year. This treasure trove ...

dateApr 06, 2012 in Ecology
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The Dynamics of Forest Canopy Motion

(PhysOrg.com) -- While it’s well known that wind causes trees to sway, it’s less widely recognized that the movement of the trees in turn affects the wind. Mark Rudnicki, an assistant professor in the Department of Natural ...

dateJan 29, 2010 in Environment
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Forest canopies buffer against climate change

When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover. Adult trees have deep ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Environment
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New method can aid rainforest, help loggers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Reduced-impact logging (RIL) in an Amazon rainforest generated profits while emitting a small fraction of carbon compared with total forest clearing, a University at Albany study concludes.

dateNov 18, 2011 in Environment
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Gravity waves and sunglint, lake superior

From the vantage point of the International Space Station, astronauts frequently observe atmospheric and surface phenomena in ways that are impossible to view from the ground. Two such phenomena—gravity waves and sunglint—are ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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