How degraded are Himalayan forests?

Prabhakar, R and Somanathan, E and Mehta, Bhupendra Singh (2006) How degraded are Himalayan forests? Current Science, 91 (1). pp. 61-67. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract

OVER the past few decades there has been a great deal of concern about ecological degradation and deforestation in the Himalayas. The main aim of this paper is to provide estimates of the area of forest degraded in two Himalayan districts with 90% confidence intervals by using satellite imagery. Since all interpretation of satellite images is subject to error, it is important to provide not just point estimates, but also confidence intervals around those estimates. To the best of our knowledge, this has not been done for estimates of forest degradation in the Himalayas or elsewhere

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Confidence intervals, Deforestation, Degradation, Himalayas, Satellite image, Central Himalaya, Nepal, Forest Survey of India, GPS, IRS, Forest Survey of India (FSI).
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > K Popular Articles
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Popular Articles
Depositing User: Ms Kalpana S
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 10:52
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 10:52
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/555

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