Using commercial, high-resolution satellite images and artificial intelligence, a team of NASA-funded scientists mapped almost 10 billion individual trees in Africa’s drylands in order to assess the amount of carbon stored outside of major forests. The result is the first comprehensive estimate of carbon density in the Saharan, Sahel, and Sudanian zones of Africa.

Music credit: “The Journey Begins” and “Artificial Intelligence” from Universal Production Music

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Kathleen Gaeta (GSFC AIMMS): Lead Producer

Dr. Compton Tucker (GSFC SSO): Lead Scientist

Kel Elkins (GSFC): Lead Visualizer

Sofie Bates (KBR): Lead Writer

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