The Role of Environmental, Socioeconomic, Institutional, and Land-Cover/LandUse Change Factors to Explain the Pattern and Causal Drivers of Anthropogenic Fires in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe
Presented maps provide consistent quantification of forest cover dynamic within Eastern Europe from 1985 to 2012 based on Landsat image archive. All datasets provided in Albers Equal Area projection with pixel size 30x30m. Forest cover dynamics types shows areas of stable forest/non-forest and certain forest dynamics (forest cover loss, forest cover gain, gain followed by loss, etc.). Forest cover loss date provided by interval (1986-1988, 1989-2000, 2001-2006, 2007-2012). In case of repeated forest clearing, only the date of first loss event is recorded. For the forest cover gain, date (2000 or 2012) represent year when tree canopy cover reached our forest definition (49%). For questions and additional data requests please contact Peter Potapov firstname.lastname@example.org
This dataset shows the extent of stand-replacement fires in Russian forests between 2002-2011. The dataset was produced by integrating 30 m Landsat data with Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) based Fire and Burned Area data products, 1km and 500m respectively.