Title: Central african forest cover and cover change mapping
Authors: ERNST CélineVERHEGGEN AstridMAYAUX PhilippeHANSEN Matthew C.DEFOURNY Pierre
Publisher: Publication office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC69266
ISBN: 978-92-79-22716-5
ISSN: 1018-5593
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC69266
DOI: 10.2788/47210
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This chapter presents the most recent available results on the spatial distribution and the evolution of Congo Basin forests, based on the processing and analysis of a vast amount of satellite images acquired over the last two decades. First, it will detail a new map of the forest types built upon previous studies and taking advantage of a combination of the best satellite data available. Then, the best available estimation of land cover change is described thanks to two complementary land cover change studies respectively based on: (i) a sample of Landsat sub-scenes covering the entire territory of the 6 forested countries, (ii) a wall-to-wall coverage of Landsat mosaics for the DRC.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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