Regional Land Cover Monitoring System for Hindu Kush Himalaya

  title={Regional Land Cover Monitoring System for Hindu Kush Himalaya},
  author={Kabir Uddin and Mir A. Matin and Nishanta Khanal and Sajana Maharjan and Birendra Bajracharya and Karis Tenneson and Ate Poortinga and Nguyen Hanh Quyen and Raja Ram Aryal and David S. Saah and W. Lee Ellenburg and Peter V. Potapov and Africa Ixmucane Flores-Anderson and Farrukh Ahmed Chishtie and Khun San Aung and Timothy J. Mayer and Sudip Pradhan and Amanda M. Markert},
  journal={Earth Observation Science and Applications for Risk Reduction and Enhanced Resilience in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region},
  • Kabir Uddin, M. Matin, Amanda M. Markert
  • Published 2021
  • Economics, Environmental Science
  • Earth Observation Science and Applications for Risk Reduction and Enhanced Resilience in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region
The land cover across the HKH region is changing at an accelerated rate due to the rapid economic growth and population pressures that are impacting the long-term sustainability of ecosystems. 
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