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Validation of land use / land cover changes for Denmark

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  • Vivian Kvist Johannsen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN). Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Gregor Levin
  • Ole Hjort Caspersen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN). Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Thomas Nord-Larsen, IGN, KU, Denmark
  • Ib Holmgård Sørensen, Københavns Universitet
As part of the SINKS projects land use and land cover changes (LULCC) have been assessed for the
period since 1990. Since 2011, assessments have been conducted annually. The process of annual
inventories has pointed to at a need for a continuous and consistent validation of LULCC based on
ground truthing. This report presents applied methods and results from this validation for the years
1990, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, more detailed estimation of accuracies of afforestation
and deforestation are provided.
Results indicate that generally, accuracies of land uses and land covers for the assessed years are
reasonably high. However, detailed analyses show that assessed changes within afforestation and
particularly deforestation are significantly overestimated.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9788779037991
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018

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