Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 55–73, 2017
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 55–73, 2017

Research article 08 Feb 2017

Research article | 08 Feb 2017

Continuous and consistent land use/cover change estimates using socio-ecological data

Michael Marshall et al.

Data sets

Development of a High-Resolution Gridded Daily Meteorological Dataset over Sub-Saharan Africa: Spatial Analysis of Trends in Climate Extremes ( N. W. Chaney, J. Sheffield, G. Villarini, and E. F. Wood

A Quasi-Global Precipitation Time Series for Drought Monitoring (No. 832) C. Funk, P. Peterson, M. Landsfeld, D. Pedreros, J. Verdin, J. Rowland, B. Romero, G. J. Husak, J. Michaelsen, and A. Verdin

Hole-filled SRTM for the globe Version 4, CGIAR-CSI SRTM 90m Database A. Jarvis, H. I. Reuter, A. Nelson, and E. Guevara

Quantitative maps of groundwater resources in Africa ( A. M. MacDonald, H. C. Bonsor, B. É. Ó. Dochartaigh, and R. G. Taylor

A Non-Stationary 1981–2012 AVHRR NDVI3g Time Series ( J. E. Pinzon and C. J. Tucker

Sioux Falls, African Population Distribution Database (APDD) UNEP/GRID

AFRICLIM: high-resolution climate projections for ecological applications in Africa ( P. J. Platts, P. A. Omeny, and R. Marchant

Short summary
The transition of land from one cover type to another can adversely affect the Earth system. A growing body of research aims to map these transitions in space and time to better understand the impacts. Here we develop a statistical model that is parameterized by socio-ecological geospatial data and extensive aerial/ground surveys to visualize and interpret these transitions on an annual basis for 30 years in Kenya. Future work will use this method to project land suitability across Africa.
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