Primary humid tropical forests

UMD/GLAD/PRIMARY_HUMID_TROPICAL_FORESTS/v1
Dataset Availability
2001-01-01T00:00:00 - 2002-01-01T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("UMD/GLAD/PRIMARY_HUMID_TROPICAL_FORESTS/v1")
Tags
global forest landsat-derived umd glad

Description

Primary humid tropical forests provide numerous global ecosystem services, but are under continuing threat of clearing from economic drivers. To facilitate national land use planning and balancing the goals of economic development and maintenance of ecosystem services, a primary humid tropical forest map was created by the UMD GLAD team. The primary forest extent was mapped for the year 2001 at a spatial resolution of 30 meters using globally acquired, free-of-charge, and consistently processed Landsat imagery.

Bands

Resolution
30 meters

Bands

Name Description
Primary_HT_forests

Primary Humid Tropical Forests

Primary_HT_forests Class Table

Value Color Description
1 008000 Primary Humid Tropical Forests

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The data may be used by anyone, anywhere, anytime without permission, license or royalty payment. Attribution using the recommended citation is requested.

Citations

Citations:
  • Turubanova S., Potapov P., Tyukavina, A., and Hansen M. (2018) Ongoing primary forest loss in Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Indonesia. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aacd1c

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