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Global Grid of Probabilities of Urban Expansion to 2030

Abstract: The Global Grid of Probabilities of Urban Expansion to 2030 presents spatially explicit probabilistic forecasts of global urban land cover change from 2000 to 2030 at a 2.5 arc-minute resolution. For each grid cell that is non-urban in 2000, a Monte-Carlo model assigned a probability of becoming urban by the year 2030. The authors first extracted urban extent circa 2000 from the NASA MODIS Land ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
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  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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Version: 001
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2030-12-31
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Seto, K., B. G?neralp, and L.R. Hutyra (2012), Global Forecasts of Urban Expansion to 2030 and Direct Impacts on Biodiversity and Carbon Pools, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 40, 16083-16088,
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DIF Creation Date: 2016-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18