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A National Land Use And Land Cover Projection For Threat Assessment And Conservation Planning

Dates

Time Period
2001
Time Period
2061
Publication Date

Citation

Kreitler, J., and Sleeter, B.M., 2018, A national land use and land cover projection for threat assessment and conservation planning: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F77080Q7.

Summary

This dataset contains a projection of land use and land cover for the conterminous United States for the period 2001 - 2061. This projection used the USGS's LUCAS (Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator) model to project a business as usual scenario of land cover and land use change. By running the LUCAS model on the USGS's YETI high performance computer and parallelizing the computation, we ran 100 Monte Carlo simulations based on empirically observed rates of change at a relatively fine scale (270m). We sampled from multiple observed rates of change at the county level to introduce heterogeneity into the Monte Carlo simulations. Using this approach allowed the model to project different outcomes that were summarized to produce estimates [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Jason Kreitler
Originator :
Jason R Kreitler, Benjamin M Sleeter
Metadata Contact :
Jason Kreitler
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Western Geographic Science Center

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It0001Ts2001-2061.tif
“Time series of projection”
81.48 MB
DevelopmentPercent2061.tif
“Percent chance of development”
14.12 MB
Threat.tif
“Classified chance of development”
3.39 MB
A National Land Use And Land Cover Projection For Threat Assessment And Conservation Planning.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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16.53 KB

Purpose

This dataset was created to assess the potential impacts of land use change on ecosystems and land cover.

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ScienceBase WMS

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  • USGS Data Release Products

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F77080Q7

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