- To provide mangrove forests in the coastal zone of West Africa that may be exposed to the threats of sea level rise and storm surge.
- The West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Mangrove Forests Distribution, 2000 Polygon data set was derived from the 30m resolution NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Global Mangrove Forests Distribution, 2000 raster data set. It represents the distribution of mangrove forests within 200 kilometers of the coast. The global raster data set is a compilation of the extent of mangrove forests from the Global Land Survey and the Landsat archive with hybrid supervised and unsupervised digital image classification techniques.
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Giri, C., E. Ochieng, L. L.Tieszen, Z. Zhu, A. Singh, T. Loveland, J. Masek, and N. Duke. 2018. West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Mangrove Forests Distribution, 2000 Polygon. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4RJ4GCJ. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Giri, C., E. Ochieng, L. L. Tieszen, Z. Zhu, A. Singh, T. Loveland, J. Masek, and N. Duke. 2010. Status and Distribution of Mangrove Forests of the World Using Earth Observation Satellite Data. Global Ecology and Biogeography: A Journal of Macroecology 20(1): 154-159. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00584.x.
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