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Article:

Beam Me Down, Scotty: The Use of Airborne and Satellite Technology to Measure Carbon in Hawaiian Forests


This article is from Issue Hawaii Pacific Islands - Vol. 16 No. 1.

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In this study, the scientists wanted to test a method of calculating the amount of carbon stored by plants across a large area of land. They chose the island of Hawai‘i to test their method. By combining both old and new technology they could then create a carbon map of the whole island of Hawai‘i.

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Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Carbon storage

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Natural hazards (F)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure and function in living systems (C)
  • Understandings about science and technology (E)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)