High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change

  title={High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change},
  author={M. Hansen and P. Potapov and R. Moore and Matt Hancher and S. Turubanova and A. Tyukavina and D. Thau and S. Stehman and S. Goetz and T. Loveland and A. Kommareddy and A. Egorov and L. Chini and C. Justice and J. Townshend},
  pages={850 - 853}
  • M. Hansen, P. Potapov, +12 authors J. Townshend
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Forests in Flux Forests worldwide are in a state of flux, with accelerating losses in some regions and gains in others. Hansen et al. (p. 850) examined global Landsat data at a 30-meter spatial resolution to characterize forest extent, loss, and gain from 2000 to 2012. Globally, 2.3 million square kilometers of forest were lost during the 12-year study period and 0.8 million square kilometers of new forest were gained. The tropics exhibited both the greatest losses and the greatest gains… CONTINUE READING
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