Forest cover in Central Africa : a changing regional situation
The current paper shows how the new remote sensors and powerful computing tools currently allow one to refine the thematic knowledge of ecosystems on the whole Congo Basin at a spatial detail never achieved before. Change detection algorithms give the possibility to locate the deforestation hot spots and to accurately measure the forest cover evolution at a regional scale. Remote sensing data combined with geographical information systems can also support the field projects linked to protected area management and land planning.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Bulletin des Seances de lÆAcademie Royale des Sciences dÆOutre-Mer, Vol.46 (2000), pp.475-486
Record Number: 200113941 / Last updated on: 2001-10-24
Original language: fr
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