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Statistical sampling to characterize recent United States land-cover change

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Statistical sampling to characterize recent United States land-cover change; 2003; Article; Journal; Remote Sensing of Environment; Stehman, S. V.; Sohl, T. L.; Loveland, T. R.

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The U.S. Geological Survey, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is conducting a study focused on developing methods for estimating changes in land-cover and landscape pattern for the conterminous United States from 1973 to 2000. Eleven land-cover and land-use classes are interpreted from Landsat imagery for five sampling dates. Because of the high cost and potential effect of classification error associated with developing change estimates from wall-to-wall land-cover maps, a probability sampling approach is employed. The basic sampling unit is a 20 x 20 km area, and land cover is obtained for each 60 x 60 m pixel within the sampling unit. The sampling design is stratified based on ecoregions, and land-cover [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/S0034-4257(03)00129-9
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