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|Title:||Guidance on Monitoring of Gross Changes in Forest Area|
|Authors:||ACHARD Frederic; DEFRIES Ruth; HEROLD Martin; MOLLICONE Danilo; PANDEY Devendra; SOUZA Carlos|
|Publisher:||GTOS GOLFC-GOLD Project Office, Natural Resources Canada|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC49245|
|Type:||Articles in books|
|Abstract:||This chapter presents the state of the art for data and approaches to be used for monitoring forest area changes at the national scale in tropical countries using remote sensing imagery. It includes approaches and data for monitoring both deforestation and forest degradation and for establishing historical reference scenarios. The chapter presents the minimum requirements to develop first order national deforestation databases, using typical and internationally accepted methods. There are more advanced and costly approaches that may lead to more accurate results and would meet the reporting requirements, but they are not presented here.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Environment and Sustainability|
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