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Mapping perennial vegetation cover in the Mojave Desert

Fact Sheet 2011-3077

RESEARCH AT THE USGS WESTERN GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE CENTER
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DOI: 10.1007/BF01032927

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Abstract

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Geographic Science Center have recently created a regional map of perennial vegetation cover for the Mojave Desert. The scientists used existing field data collected for a variety of previous studies and satellite data available for free through USGS archives to create a calibrated model of percent vegetation cover, an important attribute of desert ecosystems. This map is being used to inform ongoing scientific investigations and land-management efforts, including endangered species habitat mapping and vulnerability and recoverability studies of desert landscapes in the arid Southwest.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mapping perennial vegetation cover in the Mojave Desert
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3077
DOI:
10.1007/BF01032927
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
2
Country:
United States
State:
California;Nevada;Utah;Arizona
Other Geospatial:
Mojave Desert
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N