Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3927–3950, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3927-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3927–3950, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3927-2021
Data description paper
11 Aug 2021
Data description paper | 11 Aug 2021

The global forest above-ground biomass pool for 2010 estimated from high-resolution satellite observations

Maurizio Santoro et al.

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Forests play a crucial role in Earth’s carbon cycle. To understand the carbon cycle better, we generated a global dataset of forest above-ground biomass, i.e. carbon stocks, from satellite data of 2010. This dataset provides a comprehensive and detailed portrait of the distribution of carbon in forests, although for dense forests in the tropics values are somewhat underestimated. This dataset will have a considerable impact on climate, carbon, and socio-economic modelling schemes.