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Development of a land-cover characteristics database for the conterminous U.S.

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 U.S.
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume 57
Issue 11
Year Published 1991
Language English
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 11 p.
First page 1453
Last page 1463