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Publication Details

Title:
Forest canopy disturbance geospatial data for Lake Superior basin, USA, 1985-2008 Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Housman, Ian W.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Stueve, Kirk M.; Huang, Chengquan;
Publication Year:
2014
How to Cite:
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Housman, Ian W.; Nelson, Mark D.; Perry, Charles H.; Stueve, Kirk M.; Huang, Chengquan. 2014. Forest canopy disturbance geospatial data for Lake Superior basin, USA, 1985-2008. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2014-0014
Abstract:
Recent and previous disturbance of forest canopy, persisting forest cover, persisting nonforest, and water were mapped within Lake Superior basin, USA, 1985-2008. Landsat Time Series Stacks and a regionally optimized vegetation change tracker algorithm were used for modeling a 30-meter spatial resolution dataset with a minimum mapping unit of 4 pixels (0.88 acres).

Keywords:
forest canopy disturbance; disturbance mapping; change detection; vegetation change tracker; VCTw; Landsat time series stack; map; biota; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Geography; Michigan; Wisconsin; Indiana; Illinois; Great Lakes; Lake Superior; Canada; United States
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