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Accession Number PB2013-103031
Title Status and Trends of Land Change in the Western United States, 1973 to 2000.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 336p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Land-cover change is a pervasive phenomenon, brought about by both human and natural alteration of landscapes. Studying land-cover change is important because it helps explain (1) the types of changes that are occurring, (2) the rates at which they are occurring, and (3) the places where specific land-cover changes are occurring on the landscape. Understanding the spatial, temporal, and thematic dynamics of land-cover change facilitates research and development of hypotheses about the major drivers and consequences of change, helps define future scenarios, and is useful in understanding impacts on other ecosystem resources.
Keywords Climate
Community development
Ecosystems
Forests
Geology
Land use
Mountains
Soils
Topography
United States(Western)
Urban planning


 
Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
91G - Urban Administration & Planning
43B - Economic & Community Development
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Professional paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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