Global Forest Change 2000-2015

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Resource Type:Data Sets; Teaching Media
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9 10 11 12
Organization:University of Maryland (UMD)
Publication Date:2015
Summary:Results from time-series analysis of Landsat images in characterizing global forest extent and change from 2000 through 2015, globally, at 30m resolution. Trees are defined as vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover'. ‘Forest Cover Loss' is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state, during the period 2000-2015. ‘Forest Cover Gain' is defined as the inverse of loss, or a non-forest to forest change entirely within the period 2000-2012. ‘Forest Loss Year' is a disaggregation of total ‘Forest Loss' to annual time scales.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.E
Subjects: 9-12; agriculture; data; earth; earth science; environmental science; forest fire; geoscience; high school; history; maps
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