Continuous Global Mangrove Forest Cover for the 21st century (CGMFC-21)

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A global database of mangrove forest cover at high spatial and temporal resolutions that has been used to monitor mangrove cover at the global, national and protected area scales. Several databases including the Global Forest Change database, the Terrestrial Ecosystems of the World database, and the Mangrove Forests of the World database were used to extract the mangrove forest cover.

ACCESS

published

yes

availability

public

link

to data here

DESCRIPTORS

type

derived data

gridded

yes

formats

gis raster

TEMPORAL

period

historical

coverage

2000–2012

resolution

annual

SPATIAL

coverage

global

resolution

0.000277778° by 0.000277778°

depth

surface

MAJOR VARIABLES
KEY REFERENCES
  • Hamilton, S. E., & Casey, D. (2016). Creation of a high spatio-temporal resolution global database of continuous mangrove forest cover for the 21st century (CGMFC-21). Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(6), 729-738. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12449.

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