||Land cover trends : rates, causes, and consequences of late-twentieth century U.S. land cover change /
Loveland, Thomas R. ;
Sohl, T. ;
Sayler, K. ;
Gallant, A. ;
||EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD. ;Raytheon ITSS, Inc., Siox Falls, SD.;Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
|| [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development],
||EPA 600-R-99-105; NERL-LV-00-026; PB2001100348
Land use ;
Change detection ;
United States ;
Natural resources conservation ;
Land management ;
Geographic information systems ;
Aquatic ecosystems ;
Climate change ;
Tropical regions ;
Landsat satellites ;
Research projects ;
Satellite imaging ;
Global changes ;
Environmental assessments ;
Ground cover ;
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||52 p. ; ill. some col. : 28 cm.
Information on the rates, driving forces, and consequences of land use and land cover change is important in studies addressing issues ranging from the health of aquatic resources to climate change. This four-year research project between the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a goal to document the types, geographic distributions, and rates of land cover change on a region-by-region basis over the past 30 years for the conterminous U.S., and to determine some of the key drivers and consequences of the changes. The objectives of the study are to: (1) Develop a comprehensive methodology for using sampling and change analysis techniques and Landsat MSS and TM data for measuring regional land cover change across the U.S.; (2) Characterize the types, rates, and temporal variability of change for a 30-year period; (3) Document regional driving forces and consequences of change; (4) Prepare a national synthesis of land cover change.
"EPA 600-R-99-105." "June 1999." Cover title. "Tim Wade, Curt Edmonds, Deb Chaloud and K. Bruce Jones, EPA collaborators." "EPA-IAG project no. DW14938108-01-0."