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Development of a land-cover characteristics database for the conterminous US

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

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Abstract

Information regarding the characteristics and spatial distribution of the Earth's land cover is critical to global environmental research. A prototype land-cover database for the conterminous United States designed for use in a variety of global modelling, monitoring, mapping, and analytical endeavors has been created. The resultant database contains multiple layers, including the source AVHRR data, the ancillary data layers, the land-cover regions defined by the research, and translation tables linking the regions to other land classification schema (for example, UNESCO, USGS Anderson System). The land-cover characteristics database can be analyzed, transformed, or aggregated by users to meet a broad spectrum of requirements. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Development of a land-cover characteristics database for the conterminous US
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume
57
Issue:
11
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1453
Last page:
1463
Number of Pages:
11