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Meet the NASA Scientist Who Uses Lasers to Study Forests

Clip: Season 47 Episode 16 | 4m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Using laser technology aboard the International Space Station, Lola Fatoyinbo can get a 3D measure of forest carbon—making it the first near-global dataset.

Aired: 10/28/20

Rating: NR

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