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A Closer Look at Alaska's Forests

Scour the web and you might conclude Earth scientists have learned—and mapped—pretty much everything they possibly could about the world’s forests. You’ll find detailed maps of forest type and global maps of forest height, not to mention maps that estimate how much total biomass trees in different parts of the world store within their trunks, limbs, and leaves. You’ll even find estimates of the total number of trees in the world.

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Images and text courtesy of NASA