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Study on Forest Vegetation Using Landsat Time Series

Point of contact
Ali Nadir Arslan
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Erik Palménin aukio 1
FI-00560 Helsinki
Phone: +358-50-3203386


Earth observation provides unique information for the purpose of observing dynamic phenomena occurring on the surface of the Earth, especially for evaluating the changes in the forest vegetation. Although Landsat data allows us to remotely observe the Earth for the past 47 years (since 1972), perspectives can be seen in the data of Sentinel-2 produced by Copernicus. The advantage of the Sentinel-2 data is the higher spatial resolution (10 m for VIS/NIR and 20 m for NIR and SWIR bands) and the higher temporal resolution. Such a high temporal and spatial resolution enables advanced information about dynamic changes in the forest under climate changes.