USGS Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Belize
Entry ID: USGS_GFOI_Belize

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is an initiative of the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that aims to:

foster the sustained availability of observations for national forest monitoring systems; support governments that are establishing national systems by providing a platform for coordinating observations, providing assistance and guidance on utilising ... View entire text

Purpose: By absorbing and storing atmospheric carbon, forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle and in the moderation of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Reducing deforestation and forest degradation will help address global climate change.

Emissions from forests are estimated to amount to 15-20% of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – through deforestation, forest degradation, and ... View entire text
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Description: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 19.0   S: 16.0   E: -88.0   W: -89.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Global Forest Observations Initiative - Belize
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://lsiexplorer.cr.usgs.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 30m
Longitude Resolution: 30m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://eros.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: EUGENE FOSNIGHT
Phone: 605-594-6157
Email: fosnight at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Via Internet
Distribution Size: 200 megabytes to 2 gigabytes
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 605-594-6157
Email: fosnight at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey, 47914-252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA
Publications/References
Acknowledgement:

Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-07-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-12-22
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-07-13
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