Richard Houghton & Alessandro Baccini

R. A. Houghton, Deputy Director and Senior Scientist and Alessandro Baccini, Assistant Scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center talk about the developments in monitoring and new science.  New carbon flux numbers show that tropical deforestation contributes roughly 10% of annual global CO2 emissions. Uncertainty in these rates is influenced by deforestation & carbon stocks. The datasets reduce carbon stock uncertainty by capturing variability in carbon stocks across the landscape.