- To provide areas of forest cover loss in the coastal zone of West Africa.
- The West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Deforestation, 2000-2012, layer was created from the Global Forest Change data set which represents global tree cover extent, loss, and gain mapped for the period from 2000 to 2012 at a spatial resolution of 30m, with loss allocated annually. The Global Forest Change data set defines trees as all vegetation taller than 5m in height. Forest loss (deforestation) is defined as a stand-replacement disturbance, or a change from a forest to non-forest state. The data on forest loss were aggregated to a one kilometer resolution and subsetted to 200 kilometers from the coast to produce this data set. Raster values represent the percentage of the grid cell area that experienced forest cover loss from 2000 to 2012.
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2018. West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Deforestation, 2000-2012. Palisades, New York: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4SJ1HHX. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Hansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. Townshend. 2013. High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change. Science 342 (6160): 850-853. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1244693.
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