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Mapping peatlands in Michigan's UP

Peatland type map

Peatland type map for the upper peninsula of Michigan (from Bourgeau-Chavez et al. 2017).

NACP Peatland Land Cover Map of Upper Peninsula, Michigan, 2007-2011

This dataset provides a land cover map focused on peatland ecosystems in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The map was produced at 12.5-m resolution using a multi-sensor fusion (optical and L-band SAR) approach with imagery from Landsat-5 TM and ALOS PALSAR collected between 2007 and 2011. A random forest classifier trained with polygons delineated from field data and aerial photography was used to determine pixel classes. Accuracy assessment based on field-sampled sites shows high overall map accuracy (92%).

Data Citation:
Bourgeau-Chavez, L.L., S. Endres, M. Battaglia, and E. Banda. 2017. NACP Peatland Land Cover Map of Upper Peninsula, Michigan, 2007-2011. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1329

Data center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS