Global land cover mapping: current status and future trends

B. Mora, N.E. Tsendbazar, M. Herold, O. Arino

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Abstract

The observation of global-scale land cover (LC) is of importance to international initiatives such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto protocol, governments, and scientific communities in their understanding and monitoring of the changes affecting the environment, and the coordination of actions to mitigate and adapt to global change. As such, reliable and consistent global LC (GLC) datasets are being sought. For instance, GLC datasets are used as an input for many Global Circulation Models, Earth Systems Models and Integrated Assessment Models used for global and regional climate simulations, dynamic vegetation modelling, carbon (stock) modelling, ecosystem modelling, land surface modelling, and impact assessments (Hibbard et al., 2010; Herold et al., 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLand Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe: Practices and Trends
EditorsI. Manakos, M. Braun
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Pages11-30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameRemote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
PublisherSpringer
Number18

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    Mora, B., Tsendbazar, N. E., Herold, M., & Arino, O. (2014). Global land cover mapping: current status and future trends. In I. Manakos, & M. Braun (Eds.), Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe: Practices and Trends (pp. 11-30). (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing; No. 18). Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7969-3_2