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The Petri Dish: Expert: Remote sensing tech handy in monitoring carbon sink

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KUALA LUMPUR, (The Petri Dish) – REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY detects and monitors the physical characteristics of an area by gauging reflected and emitted radiation energy from a distance.


More recently the technology came to be used in various aspects of climate change – from predicting the weather, analysing climate pollutants to forest management, says 

Ts. Dr Wan Shafrina Wan Mohd Jaafar, a research fellow and senior lecturer from Climate Change Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).


“Currently, I am studying the level of carbon stock and assessing forest landscape restoration function in increasing carbon stocks in the Danum Valley Conservation Area near Lahad Datu in Sabah using Light Detection Ranging (LiDAR).


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