Percent Forest cover in the Boreal Forest biome (2000)

Jul 16, 2010
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This dataset represents forest cover extent for the biome for year 2000. Forests were defined as areas with tree canopy cover greater than 25%. The Landsat-analyzed sample block classification results were used to calibrate biome-wide MODIS-derived forest extent. The relationship between Landsat-based forest cover area and mean VCF tree canopy density per sample block 18.5 km per side was used to derive forest extent for year 2000. A simple linear regression (no intercept) model was used with mean VCF tree canopy density per block as the independent variable.

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Potapov P., Hansen M.C., Stehman S.V., Loveland T.R., Pittman K.
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2000
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Title: Percent Forest cover in the Boreal Forest biome (2000)
Credits: Potapov P., Hansen M.C., Stehman S.V., Loveland T.R., Pittman K.
Online Linkages: Other Citation Info: Potapov P., Hansen M. C., Stehman S. V., Loveland T. R., Pittman K. (2008) Combining MODIS and Landsat imagery to estimate and map boreal forest cover loss. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(9), 3708-3719.
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Provided MODIS-derived data are available for use for valid scientific, conservation, and educational purposes as long as proper citations are used. We ask that you credit the Boreal Forest Monitoring data as follows: Potapov P., Hansen M. C., Stehman S. V., Loveland T. R., Pittman K. (2008) Combining MODIS and Landsat imagery to estimate and map boreal forest cover loss. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(9), 3708-3719.
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