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Data release for the Understanding recurrent land use processes and long-term transitions in the dynamic south-central United States, c. 1800 to 2006

Causes of land change in the South Central Plains

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Drummond, M.A., Stier, M.P., Riegle, J.L., and McBeth, J.L., 2019, Data release for the Understanding recurrent land use processes and long-term transitions in the dynamic south-central United States, c. 1800 to 2006: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PC3196.

Summary

The dataset was generated for the South Central Plains EPA level III ecoregion which extends through eastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana, southwest Arkansas, and a small portion of southeastern Oklahoma covering approximately 15.2 ha. Contained in the data set are land change causes that occurred between 2001 to 2006 such as forest harvest, surficial mining, and cropland expansion. Only those pixels (30-meter resolution) that have changed during the time period have their cause classified, otherwise no change is indicated between 2001 and 2006. In general, the process to create the data combined an automated and manual interpretation approach of spatial data to correctly identify land change causes. In the approach, available spatial [...]

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sc_plains_land_use_causes_2001to2006_08222017.tif 13.43 MB

Purpose

The purpose of the data was to identify and examine the temporal land change and their causes for the 2001 to 2006 time period over the South Central Plains Ecoregion. This data represents a brief portion of land change history and analysis represented in this journal article. This data fulfills one of the main objectives of this study which is to quantify the recent causes and processes of replacement, recurrence, and recovery.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7PC3196

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