Measuring the biomass of a mangrove forest
How much carbon dioxide can a tree absorb and store? That's a tough question to answer. A group from the University of Maryland and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center went to Pongara National Park in Gabon to gather data on a massive Mangrove forest: the structure of the trees, their thickness and density, and even the biomass below the ground. These data will help answer questions on carbon storage, coastline degradation, and help them compare to other mangrove forest structures around the world.