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Mapping the forests of Europe - Demonstration of a new approach

The Space Applications Institute, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published a report outlining a new methodology for mapping the forests of Europe using Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR).

The report describes and demonstrates ...
The Space Applications Institute, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published a report outlining a new methodology for mapping the forests of Europe using Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR).

The report describes and demonstrates a methodology for mapping the forested areas of Europe at an approximate scale of 1:2 million using low spatial resolution satellite data. Developed within the framework of the FIRS (Forest Information for Remote Sensing) project, the methodology is intended to be operational and to provide a mechanism for unified European forest area mapping that may be repeated on an annual to decadal basis.

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