SRTM-DEM AND LANDSAT ETM+ DATA FOR MAPPING TROPICAL DRY FOREST COVER AND BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT IN NICARAGUA

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Brett G. Dickson; Carol L. Chambers; Sarah M. Otterstrom; Suzanne E. Hagell; Steven E. Sesnie;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Journal: Revista Geográfica Acadêmica (issn: 1678-7226)
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  • Subject: STRM-DEM | Landsat ETM+ | Random Forest classifier | tropical dry forest | land cover | Geography. Anthropology. Recreation | G | Geography (General) | G1-922

Tropical dry and deciduous forest comprises as much as 42% of the world’s tropical forests, but hasreceived far less attention than forest in wet tropical areas. Land use change threatens to greatly reducethe extent of dry forest that is known to contain high levels of ... View more
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