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Exploratory analysis of environmental interactions in central California

Open-File Report 95-654

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Abstract

As part of its global change research program, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has produced raster data that describe the land cover of the United States using a consistent format. The data consist of elevations, satellite measurements, computed vegetation indices, land cover classes, and ancillary political, topographic and hydrographic information. This open-file report uses some of these data to explore the environment of a (256-km)? region of central California. We present various visualizations of the data, multiscale correlations between topography and vegetation, a path analysis of more complex statistical interactions, and a map that portrays the influence of agriculture on the region's vegetation. An appendix contains C and Mathematica code used to generate the graphics and some of the analysis.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Exploratory analysis of environmental interactions in central California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
95-654
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
NA