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Using satellite data from the past two decades, scientists are starting to pinpoint which crops and farming styles have lasting impacts on forests.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Lauren Dauphin, using data from Curtis, P.G., et al. (2018), data from Goldman, Elizabeth, et al. (2020), and Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Adam Voiland.

Published August 11, 2021
Data acquired 2001 - 2015

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Model
Collections:
Amazon Deforestation
Applied Sciences