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The USGS Land Cover Institute

Fact Sheet 2005-3115

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Land Cover Institute (LCI) is located at the Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It provides a focal point for advancing USGS land cover studies and applications. Satellite images and other remotely sensed data play an important role in this research. Land Cover scientists investigate new ways to use satellite images and other data to map land cover. They assess national and global land cover characteristics and monitor how - and how rapidly - land cover changes. They also study the economic impacts of land cover as well as its effects on water quality, the spread of invasive species, habitats and biodiversity, climate variability, and other environmental factors.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The USGS Land Cover Institute
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2005-3115
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
2 p.