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Development of a 2001 National land-cover database for the United States
Multi-Resolution Land Characterization 2001 (MRLC 2001) is a second-generation Federal consortium designed to create an updated pool of nation-wide Landsat 5 and 7 imagery and derive aExpand
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An automated approach for reconstructing recent forest disturbance history using dense Landsat time series stacks
Abstract A highly automated algorithm called vegetation change tracker (VCT) has been developed for reconstructing recent forest disturbance history using Landsat time series stacks (LTSS). ThisExpand
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Derivation of a tasselled cap transformation based on Landsat 7 at-satellite reflectance
A new tasselled cap transformation based on Landsat 7 at-satellite reflectance was developed. This transformation is most appropriate for regional applications where atmospheric correction is notExpand
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An approach for mapping large-area impervious surfaces: synergistic use of Landsat-7 ETM+ and high spatial resolution imagery
A wide range of urban ecosystem studies, including urban hydrology, urban climate, land use planning, and resource management, require current and accurate geospatial data of urban imperviousExpand
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Global, 30-m resolution continuous fields of tree cover: Landsat-based rescaling of MODIS vegetation continuous fields with lidar-based estimates of error
Abstract We developed a global, 30-m resolution dataset of percent tree cover by rescaling the 250-m MOderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) TreeExpand
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North American forest disturbance mapped from a decadal Landsat record
Abstract Forest disturbance and recovery are critical ecosystem processes, but the spatial pattern of disturbance has never been mapped across North America. The LEDAPS (Landsat Ecosystem DisturbanceExpand
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Use of a dark object concept and support vector machines to automate forest cover change analysis
An automated method was developed for mapping forest cover change using satellite remote sensing data sets. This multi-temporal classification method consists of a training data automation (TDA)Expand
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Forest disturbance across the conterminous United States from 1985-2012: The emerging dominance of forest decline
Evidence of shifting dominance among major forest disturbance agent classes regionally to globally has been emerging in the literature. For example, climate-related stress and secondary stressors onExpand
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Dynamics of national forests assessed using the Landsat record: Case studies in eastern United States
Abstract The national forests (NFs) in the United States are protected areas managed for multiple purposes, and therefore are subject to both natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Monitoring forestExpand
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Urban growth of the Washington, D.C.–Baltimore, MD metropolitan region from 1984 to 2010 by annual, Landsat-based estimates of impervious cover
Abstract Cities and surrounding suburbs are Earth's fastest growing land use. Urban impervious surfaces affect hydrological and energy balances, as well as biological composition and functioning ofExpand
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