Change in carbon
Carbon in 2003
change reflects a confidence level of 95%
The data provided here are the result of a time-series analysis of carbon density change between 2003-2014 spanning tropical America, Africa, and Asia (23.45 N lat. to -23.45 S lat.). For further information about these results please see the associated journal article (Baccini et al. 2017, Science). Spatial (raster) and tabular data described in the journal article are available for download here.
About the Carbon Source
The Carbon Source is the signature data-sharing platform for the Woodwell Climate Research Center. Designed to be a leading source for global data analytics on land, carbon, and climate, the site aims to share state-of-the-art datasets for informing climate stabilization efforts and land-use decision making at local to global scales.The dataset marking the launch of The Carbon Source comes from the Woods Hole Carbon Monitoring System, a newly developed tool described by Baccini et al. (2017) in Science Magazine,which uses a novel time-series approach to measuring changes (i.e., losses and gains) in aboveground carbon density across tropical America, Africa and Asia. The Carbon Source will soon expand its offerings to include a series of thematic modules that serve to visualize, interpret and share land, carbon and climate data. Our vision is to use these data to tell a near real-time story about the state and vulnerability of land-based carbon from the Arctic to the Tropics while linking carbon dynamics to changes in climate across these regions.
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