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Title:
St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada, and Barbados land cover and forest formations (1999-2003) Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Helmer, Eileen H.; Kennaway, Todd A.; Pedreros, Diego H.; Clark, Matthew L.; Marcano-Vega, Humfredo; Tieszen, Larry L.; Ruzycki, Thomas S.; Schill, S. R.; Carrington, C. M. Sean
Publication Year:
2023
How to Cite:
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Helmer, Eileen H.; Kennaway, Todd A.; Pedreros, Diego H.; Clark, Matthew L.; Marcano-Vega, Humfredo; Tieszen, Larry L.; Ruzycki, Thomas S.; Schill, S. R.; Carrington, C. M. Sean. 2023. St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada, and Barbados land cover and forest formations (1999-2003). Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2022-0047
Abstract:
This data publication contains six raster datasets detailing the land cover and forest structure of several Caribbean islands. These include the islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada and Barbados. Each dataset represents land-cover and woody vegetation formations and is provided as an ERDAS IMAGINE georeferenced raster file and as a GeoTIFF raster file. Spatial land cover datasets for Barbados were created using Landsat ETM+ imagery from 2001 and 2002. Grenada datasets were created using Landsat ETM+ imagery from 2000 and 2001 and Landsat 5 TM imagery from 1986. Lastly, spatial land cover datasets for St. Kitts, Nevis, and St. Eustatius were created using Landsat ETM+ imagery dated between 1999 and 2003.

Keywords:
land cover; land use; forest formation; forest type; forest conservation; biota; environment; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; planningCadastre; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Landscape ecology; Forest Products; Bioenergy and biomass; Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis; Resource inventory; Natural Resource Management & Use; Landscape management; Timber; Wilderness; St. Kitts; Nevis; St. Eustatius; Grenada; Ronde Island; Barbados; Caribbean; Lesser Antilles; Netherland Antilles
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  • Helmer, Eileen H.; Kennaway, Todd A.; Pedreros, Diego H.; Clark, Matthew L.; Marcano-Vega, Humfredo; Tieszen, Larry L.; Ruzycki, Thomas S.; Schill, S. R.; Carrington, C. M. Sean. 2008. Land cover and forest formation distributions for St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada and Barbados from decision tree classification of cloud-cleared satellite imagery. Caribbean Journal of Science. 44(2): 175-198. https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v44i2.a6 https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/39682
  • Kennaway, Todd A.; Helmer, Eileen H.; Lefsky, Michael A.; Brandeis, Tom J.; Sherrill, Kirk R. 2021. Virgin Islands land cover and forest structure. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2021-0091
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