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New Jersey Landscape Change Research
Entry ID: RUTGERS_LANDSCAPE_CHANGE

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Summary
Abstract: A group of researchers at Rutgers is collaborating to study and address one of
New Jersey's most pressing issues: the rapid development of the state's
landscapes. Building on existing research, like the landscape change research
project at Rutgers' Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, the
research program team is participating in a larger national trend that was the
focus of a recent NSF workshop.

While in many cases landscape change is a natural process, human land use
change is now the single most important factor influencing New Jersey's
environment. These changes are largely the result of the urbanization and its
attendant residential, commercial, transportation and to a lesser extent
industrial development. While some level of new development is needed to keep
up with New Jersey's expanding population, the ramifications of urban growth
and sprawl on New Jersey's agriculture, natural resources and overall
environment are many fold. As the leading academic institution dedicated to
bettering our understanding of our state's environment, it is appropriate that
Cook College and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) take on
a leadership role in providing the New Jersey government and citizens
up-to-date information on changing land use patterns, the implications of urban
growth on the state's resources and develop innovative planning tools to
minimize the adverse impacts of urban growth.

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Description: Reports and GIS data generated in support of the New Jersey Land Use and Land
Cover.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 41.47 S: 38.8  E: -73.78  W: -75.69

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rutgers University
Dataset Title: New Jersey Landscape Change Research
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-01
Dataset Publisher: Rutgers University
Data Presentation Form: GIS
Online Resource: http://deathstar.rutgers.edu/projects/lc/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT >COASTAL HABITAT >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND TENURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >LAKES/RESERVOIRS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >WATER CHANNELS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
MAPS    [Information]
LANDSAT    [Information]
LANDSAT-7    [Information]
SPOT-4 >Systeme Probatoire Pour l'Observation de la Terre-4    [Information]


Instrument
ETM+ >Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus    [Information]


Use Constraints
While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and
reliable, the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Rutgers
University, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations,
caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used
on a particular system. Rutgers University makes no warranty, expressed or
implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. Any
maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result
of an associated project utilizing Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial
Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, data will credit the Center for Remote
Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University.


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Land Cover Classification
Raster Data
Satellite Imagery


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
RUTGERS


Data Center
Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Cook College, Rutgers University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://deathstar.rutgers.edu

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHN A. BOGNAR
Phone: 732-932-1582
Fax: 732-932-2587
Email: johnb at crssa.rutgers.edu
Contact Address:
Cook College, Rutgers University
14 College Farm Road
Environmental and Natural Resources Building
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Arc/Info
Fees: No fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


RICHARD G. LATHROP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (732)932-1580
Fax: (732)932-2587
Email: lathrop at crssa.rutgers.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources
Cook College, Rutgers University
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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