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Data release for Geographic context affects the landscape change and fragmentation caused by wind energy facilities

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1995
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2012

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Diffendorfer, J.E., Dorning, M.A., Keen, J.R., Kramer, L.A., and Taylor, R.V., 2019, Data release for Geographic context affects the landscape change and fragmentation caused by wind energy facilities: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7639NZB.

Summary

Wind energy generation causes transformation of landscapes as new roads, pads, and transmission lines are constructed. We mapped, quantified, and analyzed the effects of facilities' geographic context on road networks and changes in landscape patterns by digitizing the footprints of 39 wind facilities and the surrounding land cover using high-resolution imagery of before and after construction. These data were used in understanding how new facilities change the amount of undeveloped land and changes in metrics of landscape patterns.

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Provide data to study the effects of wind energy facilities’ development.
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