Terrestrial ecosystems exchange greenhouse gases with the atmosphere, and thereby regulate climate. Clearing ecosystems affects climate, usually contributing positively to climate change. "Greenhouse Gas Value" (GHGV) is a measure of the total greenhouse gas benefit of maintaining an ecosystem-or, conversely, the greenhouse gas cost of clearing it. GHGV provides a comprehensive method of calculating the change in greenhouse gas emissions-and therefore climate-that results from changes in land use.
The GCS CSV Viewer is a quick way to review and inspect records from the TreeHugger datalogger. It allows the user to pan/zoom on each axis and features a click and drag feature for zooming in on selected areas. The temperature display can be toggled on the secondary axis with the TEMP icon.