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The forest information from remote sensing (FIRS) project has provided a regionalization and stratification map, with a corresponding data base, of European forest ecosystems. In the FIRS application theme on forest mapping, an experiment has been carried out on the useability of NOAA advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) data to produce a map of European forests and for monitoring forest areas. EUROSTAT statistics and Landsat TM data have been used for assessing the accuracy of the first NOAA AVHRR-based experimental results.

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Authors: FOLVING S, JRC Ispra (IT);KENNEDY P, JRC Ispra (IT);ROY D P, JRC Ispra (IT);MCCORMICK N, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 18th International Cartographic Conference, Stockholm (SE), June 23-27, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40380 ORA
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