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Evaluation of deforestation in the Legal Amazonia using Landsat-TM images

Antonio Tebaldi Tardin

Evaluation of deforestation in the Legal Amazonia using Landsat-TM images

by Antonio Tebaldi Tardin

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Published by Instituto de Pesquisas Espaciais in [Brazil] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Amazon River Region
    • Subjects:
    • Deforestation -- Amazon River Region -- Remote sensing.,
    • Forest surveys -- Amazon River Region -- Remote sensing.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAntonio Tebaldi Tardin, Roberto Pereira da Cunha.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSD418.3.A53 T37 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 28, 5 leaves :
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1467899M
      LC Control Number93128840
      OCLC/WorldCa27903736

      The recent reduction of net deforestation and the strengthening of international initiatives such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancement of Carbon Stocks (i.e., REDD+), might suggest that the end of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is finally feasible (Nepstad et al. ). cloud-free imagery over the ‘arc of deforestation’ facilitates the application of advanced methods in detecting selective logging in quantifying degradation. Direct per-pixel methods like those of Souza et al () and Asner et al () employ Landsat data to map degradation in the Amazon Basin. However, for such methods to work, images must.

      The 'arc of deforestation' of southern Amazonia has one of the highest deforestation rates documented anywhere in the world. Landscape changes in a poorly studied but strategically important region in the Brazilian Amazon were studied using biennial Landsat TM/ETM+ images from to Deforestation rate for the period was % yr"1 in the. “deforestation arc” of Legal Amazonia1, Brazil. Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Cluster Analysis (Two-Step-Cluster), this study explores 25 variables for municipalities. In the PCA, these variables were reduced to five independent components (named development.

        Government policy is a key factor. In Brazil the rate of forest loss declined sharply in the mid s after laws were passed and stronger policies put in place to discourage illegal logging and. These images show a portion of the state of Rondônia, Brazil, in which tropical deforestation has occurred. The and images are MSS data. The image is TM data. Approximately 30% (3,, sq km) of the world’s tropical forests are in Brazil. The estimated average deforestation rate from to sq km per year.


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Evaluation of deforestation in the Legal Amazonia using Landsat-TM images by Antonio Tebaldi Tardin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Landsat TM/ETM+ images used in mapping deforestation and forest degradation. A total of 1, images were acquired, predominantly (90%) from the image server of the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe). The acceptable percentage of cloud cover was up to 30%, but the great majority of images had a maximum of 20%.

The Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Amazon Biome map was produced by Imazon in order to contribute towards monitoring in the region.

The methodology applied simultaneously generates mapping of deforestation and forest degradation [caused by logging activity and forest burning] using Landsat satellite images.

Here we provide such an analysis for the departments of Caquetá and Putumayo within the Amazon region of Colombia, focusing on changes occurring between andusing Landsat images to quantify LULC changes. Our results are then used to identify the biophysical and socioeconomic factors specific to the region that may explain these by: 4.

In the recent study, LANDSAT Thematic Mapper (TM)images covering all of the forested portion of Brazil's Legal Amazon region were interpreted manually on color composites of TM bands 3,4 and 5.

In light of public policies adopted since and the use of geo-processing tools for monitoring deforestation, the country succeeded in reducing Amazon deforestation rates tohectares/year. This rate reached stabilization over the past four years, after a decrease of 70% in previous years, compared with the average of the period of – (INPE, ).Cited by: 1.

* Revisiting deforestation in the Amazon Many previous studies have used satellite-based "snapshot" images of forest cover to estimate the rates of forest clearance in the Basin (eg Skole and Tucker ; Morton et al. These efforts have given us the means to.

Amazonian deforestation rates are used to determine human effects on the global carbon cycle1,2,3 and to measure Brazil's progress in curbing forest impoverishment1,4,5.

But this widely used. Historical and recent deforestation in the Amazonia (km2) Table 2. Deforestation in Amazonia PNA (km2) 1Original forest cover refers to forest formations within the biogeographic limit of the Amazon, within which exist non-forested areas, like enclaves of savannas or fields.

DETER: Real Time System for Detection of Deforestation, run by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, captures and processes images on forest cover for the entire Brazilian Amazon every 15 days.

The images allow the government to find deforestation hotspots, and concentrate law enforcement efforts in these areas. How deforestation is tangled up in the law.

When it comes to deforestation – either stopping it or encouraging it – a country’s laws and policies can make a great difference. But no country has just one policy that shapes all outcomes, nor one single authority that controls all sectors.

Owning the Amazon. Landsat satellite images from the mids and early s were thus used to map closed-canopy tropical forest extent and anthropogenic deforestation in an approximately km2 area of. Causes of Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazonis part of the World Evolution of Land Use in Legal Amazonia in Census Years (percent) 9 Table 2: Evolution of Land Use in the cerrado 10 information on the deforestation rates of Legal Amazonia, published every two years by the National Institute of Spatial Research (INPE), contributed to.

Tropical deforestation and degradation play an important role in anthropic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO 2), with an annual emission rate estimated at 7% to 14% of global CO 2 emissions (Harris et al. ; Grace, Mitchard, and Gloor ).For many years now, programs and policies designed to reduce tropical deforestation have featured highly on the political agenda.

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia since Data are from Brazil's National Space Agency (the fitted regression line shows the overall trend). The increase in annual deforestation is significant by both parametric (F 1,12 =R 2 = %, P = ; linear regression with log-transformed deforestation data) and nonparametric (R s = 0.

Pervasive Rise of Small-scale Deforestation in Amazonia. Amazon since based on 30m-resolution Landsat satellite images of forest cover in Brazil’s Legal Amazon. Landscape changes in a poorly studied but strategically important region in the Brazilian Amazon were studied using biennial Landsat TM/ETM+ images from to Deforestation rate for the period – was % yr −1 in the km 2 study area, but decreased to % and % in – and –, respectively.

Landscape structure changes were characterized by. The 'arc of deforestation' of southern Amazonia has one of the highest deforestation rates documented anywhere in the world.

Landscape changes in a poorly studied but strategically important region in the Brazilian Amazon were studied using biennial Landsat TM/ETM+ images. Tardin AT & da Cunha RP () Evaluation of deforestation in the legal Amazonia using Landsat-TM images.

INPERPE/ Tate CM & Meyer JL () The influence of hydrologic conditions and successional state on dissolved organic carbon export from forested watersheds.

Brazilian Amazon, and most of Latin America, the bulk of the deforestation is a result of fiscal incentives and tax holidays given to cattle ranches.' Recent studies have increasingly blamed traditional elites for the bulk of. 2d), 13/Apr/, prior to the final deforestation shown in Figure 1.

The first three images are Landsat-TM, with R5-G4-B3 color & band combination, and the fourth is a RSI-LISS3 with R3-G4-B2. Figure 1. The area of illegal deforestation in the county of Feliz Natal, Mato Grosso State, is indicated by the.

Examination of the often contradictory estimates of the rate and extent of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia leads to a ‘best estimate’ of the cumulative area of forest cleared through as × 10 3 km 2 (including old clearings), or % of the 4 × 10 6 km 2 forested portion of Brasil's 5 × 10 6 km 2 ‘Legal Amazon’ region.Solute export from forested and partially deforested chatchments in the central Amazon.

Hecht SB () Deforestation in the Amazon Basin: Magnitude, dynamics and soil resource effects. Tardin AT & da Cunha RP () Evaluation of deforestation in the legal Amazonia using Landsat-TM images.

INPERPE/, 38 p. Taylor, JR () An.The paper provides a social evaluation of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia by, on the one hand, identifying the main agents involved in the process, the economic motives behind their activities and their possible economic returns and, on the other hand, undertaking a monetary evaluation of the economic (social) costs of deforestation while making some comparisons with sustainable forest management.