Title: The application of medium resolution MERIS satellite data for continental land cover mapping over South America – results and caveats
Authors: HOJAS GASCÓN LORENAEVA HughGOBRON NadineSIMONETTI DarioFRITZ Steffen
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC67133
ISBN: 978-1-4200-7074-3
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67133
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this work we present a new land cover map of South America derived from the 300 m resolution MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) sensor using data from 2009 and 2010. The results are compared to those from similar continental products from SPOT VGT (Global Land Cover 2000 - GLC2000) and from MODIS (MODerate Imaging Spectrometer). We use the new map to assess the major land cover changes that have occurred since the year 2000 using the GLC2000 map as historical reference. An assessment of the product is undertaken using finer spatial resolution data from Landsat Thematic Mapper.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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