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Foundation Action 1 of the FIRS (Forest Information from Remote Sensing) project aims to provide an overview of forest growth conditions in the pan-European area. The first application is the mapping of the forests of Europe using NOAA-AVHRR data. The maps produced use multi-temporal European AVHRR mosaics selected from the archives of the MARS project. This paper describes the procedures carried out to regionalise and stratify the forest ecosystems of Europe and a detailed illustration of how the maps are produced.

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Authors: KENNEDY P, JRC Ispra (IT);ROY D P, JRC Ispra (IT);FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);MÉGIER J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EARSeL, 15th Symposium, Basel (FR), September 4-6, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39253 ORA
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