Annual Deforestation, Amazonia – Terra-i Project

Terra-i is a system for near real-time monitoring of land cover or habitat change, included deforestation, in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The system use neural networks and satellite data of MODIS vegetation index (NDVI) from the product MOD13Q1, and precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) sensor. Terra-i is a collaboration between the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIATDAPA, based in Colombia), The Nature Conservancy (TNC, based in USA), the School of Business and Engineering (HEIG-VD, based in Switzerland) and King’s College London (KCL, based in the UK). The data represents yearly cumulative detections of change since 2004. Terra-i provides detections of natural vegetation loss for the whole LAC with a pixel size of 6.25 hectares.

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