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Analyzing vegetation dynamics of land systems with satellite data

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Jeffery C. Eidenshink, and Robert H. Haas, 1992, Analyzing vegetation dynamics of land systems with satellite data: Geocarto International, v. 7, iss. 1.

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Large area assessment of vegetation conditions is a major requirement for understanding the impact of weather on food, fiber, and forage production. The distribution of vegetation is largely associated with climate, terrain characteristics, and human activity. The interpretation of vegetation dynamics from satellite data can be improved by stratifying the land surface into ecoregions. The Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, has developed a system for mapping major land resource areas (MLRA) that groups land areas in the United States on the basis of climate, physiography, land use, and land cover characteristics.In 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey used National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1080/10106049209354352
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