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Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth S Surface Garik Gutman

Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth S Surface

Garik Gutman

Published March 24th 2012
ISBN : 9789400743069
Hardcover
461 pages
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This volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impactsMoreThis volume is a synthesis of the NASA funded work under the Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Program. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past eight years to understand one of the most important forces that is changing our planet-human impacts on land cover, that is land use. Its contributions span the natural and the social sciences, and apply state-of-the-art techniques for understanding the earth: satellite remote sensing, geographic information systems, modeling, and advanced computing. It brings together detailed case studies, regional analyses, and globally scaled mapping efforts.This is the most organized effort made to understand the dominant force that has been responsible for changing the Earth s biosphere.Audience: This publication will be of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers.