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Google knows: 10 Hotspots -> #Deforestation maps


Deforestation: 10 hot spots on Google Earth

Students at UMD are getting a taste of what it takes to develop fearless ideas during a series of two-week, mini design thinking courses.

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Trees are defined as all vegetation taller than 5m in height and are expressed as a percentage per output grid cell as ‘2000 Percent Tree Cover’. ‘Forest Loss’ is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state. ‘Forest Gain’ is defined as the inverse of loss, or a non-forest to forest change entirely within the study period. ‘Forest Loss Year’ is a disaggregation of total ‘Forest Loss’ to annual time scales.

Reference 2000 and 2012 imagery are median observations from a set of quality assessment-passed growing season observations.

Global Forest Change

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The trail of destruction from the April 27 2011 Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado is clearly visible in this location. This was one of 358 recorded tornadoes during the April 25-28, 2011 tornado outbreak, the most severe in US history.
Zoom out to spot tracks from other tornadoes nearby.

Principles of Forest Ecology Management

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