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Investigating Forest Conversion Across Several Scales of Urbanization in the Eastern United States
Urbanization in the United States has clearly impacted land cover, and land use and land cover change (LULCC) patterns. A great body of literature has addressed the negative results of increased sprawl and a supporting ...
Crowds for Clouds: Using an Internet Workforce to Interpret Satellite Images
A chronologically ordered sequence of satellite images can be used to learn how natural features of the landscape change over time. For example, we can learn how forests react to human interventions or climate change. ...
Waldo Canyon Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire was the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history (until the Black Forest Fire in 2013). The fire torched more than 340 houses and claimed at least two lives. It started on June 23, 2012 while the ...
Producing a Canopy Height Map Over a Large Region Using Heterogeneous LIDAR Datasets
Accurate and unbiased wall-to-wall canopy height maps for large regions are useful to forest scientists and managers for several reasons such as carbon accounting and wildfire fuel-load monitoring. Airborne lidar is ...
Mapping High Tunnels in the Local Food Systems
High tunnels (HTs) represent a quietly growing, local level response to globalization of the food system. As semi-permanent greenhouses, HTs bring practical on-farm solutions to biophysical growing constraints; they extend ...
Accuracy Assessment of the NLCD 2006 Impervious Surface for Roanoke and Blacksburg
Impervious surface map products are important for the study of urbanization, urban heat island effects, watershed hydrology, water pollution, and ecosystem services in general. At the conterminous US scale, impervious ...