Multi-decadal projection and analysis of land cover changes in portugal from 1980 to 2040

Sara Santos, Pedro Cabral, Alexander Zamyatin

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Abstract

In this study, land cover changes in continental Portugal are analyzed using samples of the Landyn research project. The modeling approach includes the test of the hypothesis that land cover changes are generated by a first-order Markov process for years 1980, 1995 and 2010. Results show that the changes in land cover are dependant of the previous moment in time, i.e., they follow a Markov process. Multi-decadal land cover projection of the proportion of the Landyn simplified land cover classes are presented and analyzed for continental Portugal and its regions (NUTS 2) for years 2020, 2030 and 2040.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014
EditorsSanjay Misra, Ana Maria A.C. Rocha, Beniamino Murgante, Osvaldo Gervasi, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan, Sanjay Misra
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages99-104
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479942640
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014 - Guimaraes, Portugal
Duration: 30 Jun 20143 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2014
CountryPortugal
CityGuimaraes
Period30/06/143/07/14

Keywords

  • Landyn
  • LUCC
  • Markov chains
  • stochastic model

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