Friday 16 July 2021

Land cover to study East Anglia peatlands evolution

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[ Update 3: next installment integrates this + companion below in peatland assessment
Update 2: see next how to re-use, clip & correct Natural England's Natural Capital Atlas
Update 1: added Living Atlas, ESA & USGS land cover and Natural England peat lands ]

Having concluded a comprehensive synopsis on risk of flooding and sea level rise, an opportunity arose to look at land cover classification with the data below and two peat land experts who will help with this.

In East Anglia, peatlands are net carbon emitters having been drained, and work is afoot by local rural conservation efforts such Fens Biosphere, Great Fen and Future Fens, to reflood & make them carbon sinks again.  This helps conservation efforts and fights climate change literally at the grassroots level.

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Adding latest Esri 2020 Land Cover (LC) base in prep for training and classification to study East Anglia peatlands evolution. Raw LC data and Living Atlas LC using Dan Pisut and John Nelson styling. This will be augmented with USGS Global GIS (2000) and Esri 2050 LC projection to depict evolution. 

Stay tuned!

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