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High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change


Published August 08, 2014

Using more than 650,000 high-resolution images from Landsat, a team of scientists and Google partnered to create a global map showing forest cover change from 2000 to 2012. The interactive online tool allows users to discover changes to the Earth's forest resources at a 30 meter scale. Several areas on the Kenai Peninsula experienced forest cover changes over the time period.

To learn more about the study, data and methods, read the article from Science Magazine.

Hansen, M.C., Potapow, P.V., Moore, R., Hancher, M., Turubanova, S.A., Tyukavina, A., Thau, D., Stehman, S.V., Goetz, S.J., Loveland, T.R., Kommareddy, A., Egorov, A., Chini, L., Justice, C.O., Townshend, J.R.G. (2013) High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change. Science, v. 342, p. 850-853.


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