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Global forest cover 2000

Dataset Creator Name: Florian Wolf
Date of creation: 2020

Mean percentage of global tree canopy cover in the year 2000, defined as canopy closure for all vegetation taller than 5m in height. ...

Forest coverMean percentage

Title:

Global forest cover 2000

Date of creation:

2020

Creator Name:

Florian Wolf

Creator Email: florian.wolf@idiv.de
Creator Organisation:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Contact Name:

Florian Wolf

Contact Email: florian.wolf@idiv.de
Contact Organisation:

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

Description:
License:

CC BY 4.0

Essential Biodiversity Variables

EBV class

Ecosystem structure

EBV name

Ecosystem distribution

Metric

Metric 1
Name:

Tree canopy cover for year 2000

Description:

Encoded as a percentage per output grid cell, in the range 0–100.

Unit:

Percentage


Spatial domain

Spatial extent:

Global

Spatial resolution:

0.00833333 degree

Spatial accuracy:

0.00833333 degree

Temporal domain

Temporal resolution:

Decade

Temporal extent:

From 2000 to 2000

Biological entity

Entity type:

Ecosystem Types

Classification System Name:

Forests

Environmental domain

Realm:

Terrestrial

Description:

Calculated from the tree cover maps produced by Hansen et al. (2013). Original data accessed via https://www.globalforestwatch.org.

Sources used to generate the data

Source 1
Name and version:

Global Forest Watch

Type:

Dataset


Access:

Open


Link:

https://www.globalforestwatch.org


Reference:


Source 2
Name and version:

High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change

Type:

Description of protocol


Access:

Restricted


Link:

https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1244693


Reference:


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