• Fazenda Cauaxi, Brazil
  • Aircraft/LiDAR
  • 2012-07-27 to 2012-07-29

Looking at Global Carbon Sources

One-quarter of the carbon released from fossil fuel burning is taken up by vegetation and even the soil. NASA is developing new technologies and techniques, such as the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), to better monitor and understand global carbon uptake.

Carbon in the Forest Canopy

Brazilian tropical forests contain approximately one-third of the global carbon stock in above-ground tropical forest biomass. Orange and red areas in this image indicate trees extending above the surrounding canopy.


The Earth Observing System Data and Information System is a key core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program. It provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources—satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs.

Heart of drought

A mighty forest fades in the Congo.

Webinar: Discover Earth Science Data with NASA Earthdata Search

Join us on Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2-3pm to learn about how NASA's Earthdata Search makes data search, discovery, visualization, and access faster and easier than ever.

Sea Surface Temperature

Image displaying sea surface temperature of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans for 31 January 2016.

Visit the New NASA Sea Level Change Portal!

Features up-to-date NASA sea level change research, science and news

User Profile: Gina Henderson

Who Uses NASA Earth Science Data? Dr. Gina Henderson, to better understand the connections between tropical and Arctic weather and climate

Global Sentinel-1A Data Available from ASF DAAC

On October 16, 2015, the United States of America (US) State Department and the European Commission (EC), signed a Cooperation Arrangement on Earth Observation data.

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