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Keyword: forest disturbance mapping

Testing a Landsat-based approach for mapping disturbance causality in U.S. forests

Publications Posted on: August 21, 2017
In light of Earth's changing climate and growing human population, there is an urgent need to improve monitoring of natural and anthropogenic disturbanceswhich effect forests' ability to sequester carbon and provide other ecosystem services.

Mapping wildfire and clearcut harvest disturbances in boreal forests with Landsat time series data

Publications Posted on: September 12, 2011
Information regarding the extent, timing andmagnitude of forest disturbance are key inputs required for accurate estimation of the terrestrial carbon balance. Equally important for studying carbon dynamics is the ability to distinguish the cause or type of forest disturbance occurring on the landscape.