Mapping deforestation time
B)Mapping deforestation time Mapping the world’s deforestation over time
D)Mapping deforestation. Global Forest Change, 2000-2012: individual maps of forest extent, gain, loss, and loss color-coded by year. Click to enlarge. Mapping Deforestation Time
E)The detailed study was published today in the journalScience, High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change. Key to the study’s success was the collaboration between scientists at the University of Maryland, who developed the models to analyze Landsat satellite data, and computer scientists at Google. Who then used Google Earth Engine technology to run these models on more than 650,000 Landsat images. While the analysis would have taken a single computer more than 15 years to perform.
Here are some other notable sites:
F)Paraguay’s Chaco woodlands within the western half of the country are experiencing rapid deforestation in the development of cattle ranches. The result is the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Click to enlarge. Mapping deforestation.
G)The Siberian larch forests of Yakutia, Russia, are prone to fire during spring to early summer. Such extensive fires result in significant carbon emissions. Click to enlarge. H)Mapping deforestation.
I)If you’d like to dive even deeper and learn more about this project. Head on over to the Google Research blog post authored by Dr. Matt Hansen. Also, tune in next Monday, November 18 at 1:00pm ET, 10:00am PT to an online presentation and demonstration by Matt Hansen and colleagues from UMD, Google, USGS, NASA and the Moore Foundation. Please submit your questions for live Q&A. J)Mapping deforestation.