Worldwide Forest Inventory for 2000-2012, via Satellite Imagery, Published in November 2013 in Journal Science

In November 2013, scientists from the University of Maryland, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Google, the State University of New York, Woods Hole Research Center, and South Dakota State University published a study of changes in the world’s forest cover between 2000 and 2012, based on satellite imagery that allows resolution down to 30 meters.  The study is “High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change” (by M.C. Hansen of the University of Maryland-College Park, with several co-authors), published in Science, Nov. 15, 2013.  A November 14, 2013, USGS news release, with a link to the published article, is available online at this link: Changes in World’s Forests Portrayed in High Definition.

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