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This report details the work carried out by the TREES project to produce a virtually-complete tropical forest inventory for most of South and Central America from NOAA-AVHRR satellite data. The work outlines the steps involved in acquiring and pre-processing imagery, the classification techniques employed and compares the final product with existing data sets. The resulting digital database (at 1 km resolution) forms the most recent, homogeneous and detailed database of the extent of tropical forest in Latin America to date, and thus forms a valuable basis for more detailed decision-making, monitoring, investigation, stratification and model-development by a whole range of potential users.

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Authors: D'SOUZA G, JRC Ispra (IT);MALINGREAU J P, JRC Ispra (IT);EVA H D, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16274 EN (1995) 52 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Public Relations and Publications Unit, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199511270 / Last updated on: 1995-11-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en