Global land change from 1982 to 2016

@article{Song2018GlobalLC,
  title={Global land change from 1982 to 2016},
  author={Xiao-Peng Song and Matthew C. Hansen and Stephen V. Stehman and Peter V. Potapov and Alexandra Tyukavina and Eric F. Vermote and John R. Townshend},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={560},
  pages={639-643}
}
Land change is a cause and consequence of global environmental change1,2. Changes in land use and land cover considerably alter the Earth’s energy balance and biogeochemical cycles, which contributes to climate change and—in turn—affects land surface properties and the provision of ecosystem services1–4. However, quantification of global land change is lacking. Here we analyse 35 years’ worth of satellite data and provide a comprehensive record of global land-change dynamics during the period… CONTINUE READING

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