Title: Overview of the Existing Forest Area Changes Monitoring Systems
Authors: ACHARD FredericDEFRIES RuthPANDEY DevendraSOUZA Carlos
Publisher: GOFC-GOLD Project Office, Natural Resources Canada
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC53353
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53353
Type: Articles in books
Abstract: This chapter presents an overview of the existing forest area changes monitoring systems at the national scale in tropical countries using remote sensing imagery. Section 3.2.2 describes national case studies: the Brazilian system which produces annual estimates of deforestation in the legal Amazon, the Indian National biannual forest cover assessment, an example of a sampling approach in the Congo basin and an example of wall-to-wall approach in Cameroon.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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