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Assessment of Land Cover Changes in the Carpathian Mountains with MODIS Data

  • Barbara JaśkowiecEmail author
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Abstract

The study aimed to assess general trends of contemporary land cover change in the Carpathian Mountains. Land cover change was calculated using a series of ten MODIS NDVI data sets covering the second half of July for the years 2000–2009. Two standard change detection methods were used: NDVI differencing as well as trend analysis. Changes recorded between 2001 and 2009 were not widespread. Almost 92 % of the total Carpathians area remained unaltered, and NDVI values decreased on average 0.2 % annually. The negative trend dominated in the mountains, although it varied with elevation.

Keywords

Land Cover Land Cover Change Advance Very High Resolution Radiometer Advance Very High Resolution Radiometer CORINE Land Cover 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geography and Spatial ManagementJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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