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

  title={High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change},
  author={Matthew C. Hansen and Peter V. Potapov and Rachel M. Moore and Matt Hancher and Svetlana Turubanova and Alexandra Tyukavina and David Thau and Steve Stehman and S. Goetz and Thomas R. Loveland and Anil Kommareddy and Alexey V. Egorov and Louise P. Chini and Christopher O. Justice and John R. Townshend},
  pages={850 - 853}
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… 
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