Digital Data 2018-0014

Author(s) Date 2018-11-29

This dataset of land disturbances of the Upper Peace Region of Alberta is derived from selected Landsat multispectral datasets captured in 5-year intervals from 1985 to 2015. Disturbances were detected through time-series comparison of the selected datasets, classified based on the time of first appearance on the landscape, and then attributed to four major disturbance types: 

  1. energy footprints (oil, gas, and coal mining activities),
  2. non-energy footprints (other infrastructure),
  3. cutblocks (primarily forest harvesting), and
  4. wildfire.

The disturbance-type data are stacked to create a 4-band TIFF image with each band representing the time-series data for one of the four disturbance types.

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Chowdhury, S., Chao, D.K. and Shipman, T.C. (2018): Land disturbances of the Upper Peace Region of Alberta, derived from 1985 to 2015 Landsat multispectral data (image data, TIFF format); Alberta Energy Regulator / Alberta Geological Survey, AER/AGS Digital Data 2018-0014.