EPA Science Inventory

South Platte Data Browser

Citation:

Guy, R. K., K. G. Boykin, W. G. KEPNER, AND J. M. McCarthy. South Platte Data Browser. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/C-12/001, 2012.

Description:

The common goal among the developers of the South Platte River Basin Data Browser is to improve decision-making relative to environmental management through the development of applied research. The focus of the research has been to design an integrated system of landscape metrics, spatial statistics, and various process models that can operate at multiple scales. The process has operated simultaneously along two lines of direction.

Purpose/Objective:

Land Cover: There are 3 available land cover datasets: USGS National Gap Land Cover Ecological System Thematic Level 3, USGS National Gap Land Cover Thematic Level 1, and the original USGS National Land Cover Dataset. Level 3 and Level 1 were derived from the U.S. Geological Survey National GAP Analysis Project land cover map. The National GAP Analysis project used Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper in order to create a classified vegetation dataset at the ecological systems level (Level 3). Level 3 for the South Platte Watershed was collapsed into a coarser categorization (Level 1), using the same classification guidelines as the original National Land Cover Dataset. The original USGS National Land Cover Dataset has also been provided for comparison.

URLs/Downloads:

KEPNER 12-005 FINAL DATABASE_DATA BROWSER.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 90 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DATABASE (DATA/DATABASE)
Start Date: 02/07/2012
Completion Date: 02/07/2012
Record Last Revised: 02/29/2012
Record Created: 01/11/2012
Record Released: 01/11/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 240506

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY BRANCH