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Modeled conterminous United States Crop Cover datasets for 2000 - 2013

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2000
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2013

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Friesz, A.M., Wylie, B.K., and Howard, D.M., 2016, Modeled conterminous United States Crop Cover datasets for 2000 - 2013: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7S75DFV.

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Crop cover maps have become widely used in a range of research applications. Multiple crop cover maps have been developed to suite particular research interests. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Cropland Data Layers (CDL) are a series of commonly used crop cover maps for the conterminous United States (CONUS) that span from 2008-2013. In this investigation we wanted to expand the temporal coverage of the NASS CDL archive back to 2000 by creating yearly NASS CDL-like crop cover maps derived from a classification tree model algorithm. We used over 11 million crop sample records to train a classification tree algorithm and to develop a crop classification model (CCM). The model was used to create crop cover maps for [...]

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The purpose of developing the dataset was to expand the temporal coverage of the NASS CDL archive back to 2000 by creating yearly NASS CDL-like crop cover maps.

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