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Preliminary Forest Cover Change Estimates for Central America (1990's), With Reference to the Proposed Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

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Originator: Steven A. Sader, Daniel J. Hayes, Daniel E. Irwin, Sasan S. Saatchi,
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Preliminary Forest Cover Change Estimates for Central America (1990's), With Reference to the Proposed Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
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Publication_Place: GHCC/MSFC
Publisher: NASA
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Online_Linkage: http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Daniel J. Hayes & Dr. Steven A. Sader
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Change Detection Techniques for Monitoring Forest Clearing and Regrowth in a Tropical Moist Forest
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Publication_Place: GHCC/MSFC
Publisher: NASA
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Online_Linkage: http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov
Description:
Abstract:
A three-year project developed to map and monitor land cover of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. The project is divided into two components: 1) land cover/land use mapping and 2) the development of a web page to provide project information and remote sensing data of Central America. Participants include personnel from NASA, the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, National Space Science and Technology Center, the University of Maine, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD). Additionally, there are representatives participating from each of the seven Central American countries. A principal objective of this project is to facilitate cooperative scientific research, data exchange, and training between NASA and Central American researchers. Specific Project Objectives Include: * Develop a region-wide JERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mosaic and land cover/land use map to support scientific research along the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. * Validate the land cover/land use map using ancillary GIS data and ground data collected on test sites selected throughout the region. * Develop landscape metrics to measure forest fragmentation and patch dynamics for landscape characterization and biodiversity analysis within the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. * Conduct training and capacity development for Mesoamerican scientists in remote sensing/image processing, GIS/spatial analysis and ecological monitoring. * Develop a web page to provide project data, publications, and related information. (Source: NASA/GHCC/MSFC)
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -112.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 6.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND PRODUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND RESOURCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > MICROWAVE IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > MICROWAVE RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONSERVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: GOES-10 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 10
Theme_Keyword: JERS-1 > JAPANESE EARTH RESOURCES SATELLITE-1
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT
Theme_Keyword: LANDSAT-7
Theme_Keyword: TERRA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, TERRA (AM-1)
Theme_Keyword: SAR > SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR
Theme_Keyword: MODIS > MODERATE-RESOLUTION IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: NASA/MBC > NASA MESOAMERICAN BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR
Theme_Keyword: Landscape Metrics
Theme_Keyword: Landscape Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Forest Fragmentation
Theme_Keyword: Spatial Analysis
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: SPANISH
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > BELIZE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > EL SALVADOR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > GUATEMALA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > HONDURAS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/policy/
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DANIEL E. IRWIN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Space Science and Technology Center
Address: 320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 35805
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (256) 961-7945
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (256) 961-7722
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Daniel.Irwin@nasa.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www-radar.jpl.nasa.gov/centralamericamap/images/reg_usgsdem.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: jpg
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/MSFC/GHCC > Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: DR. JAMES COMISIÓN CENTROAMERICANA DE AMBIENTE Y DESARROLLO (CCAD) E. ARNOLD CENTRAL AMERICA
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Space Science and Technology Center
Address: 320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
State_or_Province: AL
Postal_Code: 35805
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Boulevard Orden de Malta No. 470, Urbanización Santa Elena
City: El Salvador, also known as Antiguo Cuscatlán
State_or_Province: Central America
Country: El Salvador
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 2248-8800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 2248-8899
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jim.arnold@msfc.nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info.ccad@sica.int
Resource_Description: NASA_MBC7
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov
Access_Instructions:
Main Web Site
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www-radar.jpl.nasa.gov/centralamericamap/
Access_Instructions:
JPL is one of the main NASA/CCAD project participants. 100-meter resolution JERS radar imagery of Central America will be downloadable from this site. There are also links to the JPL Imaging Radar page, which is dedicated to informing the public about the work that NASA and JPL (and other institutions) are conducting in radar remote sensing of the Earth's surface. It assists interested users on how they may obtain, utilize, and analyze radar data and images. (Source: GHCC/MSFC/NASA)
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.umaine.edu/MIAL/
Access_Instructions:
The University of Maine is another principal NASA/CCAD project collaborator. The university's Maine Image Analysis Laboratory (MIAL) is a research facility for the application of satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems to natural resource management. One of the research areas of MIAL is time series forest change and land cover/land use conversion in Petén, Guatemala. Housed in the Department of Forest Management at the University of Maine, the laboratory maintains facilities for digital image processing, geographic information analysis and photo interpretation. (Source: GHCC/MSFC/NASA)
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.procig.org/
Access_Instructions:
A very useful site, PROCIG (Proyecto Centroamericano de Información Geográfica para el Desarrollo) is a network of Central American organizations dedicated to the development and advancement of Geographic Information Systems throughout the region. (Source: GHCC/MSFC/NASA)
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070305
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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