Presented maps provide consistent quantification of forest cover dynamic within Eastern Europe from 1985 to 2012 based on Landsat image archive. All datasets provided in Albers Equal Area projection with pixel size 30x30m. Forest cover dynamics types shows areas of stable forest/non-forest and certain forest dynamics (forest cover loss, forest cover gain, gain followed by loss, etc.). Forest cover loss date provided by interval (1986-1988, 1989-2000, 2001-2006, 2007-2012). In case of repeated forest clearing, only the date of first loss event is recorded. For the forest cover gain, date (2000 or 2012) represent year when tree canopy cover reached our forest definition (49%).

For questions and additional data requests please contact Peter Potapov

For data processing and product details please refer to: Potapov P.V., Turubanova S.A., Tyukavina A., Krylov A.M., McCarty J.L., Radeloff V.C., Hansen M.C Eastern Europe's forest cover dynamics from 1985 to 2012 quantified from the full Landsat archive. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2014 [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.11.027]

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Forest cover dynamics types: [411 Mb]

Forest cover loss date: [161 Mb]

Forest cover gain date: [221 Mb]

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ULX: 2278680 m; ULY: 7508190 m; pixel size 30x30 m.

Forest cover loss types:
1 (A) - stable non-forest;
2 (B) - stable forest;
3 (C) - forest gain over non-forest in 1985;
4 (D) - forest loss;
5 (E) - forest loss followed by forest gain;
6 (F) - repeated forest loss separated by forest gain;
7 (G) - forest loss on areas which gain forest cover after non-forest state in 1985.

Forest loss date codes:
1 - 1986-1988;
2 - 1989-2000;
3 - 2001-2006;
4 - 2007-2012.

Forest gain date codes:
1 - 2000;
2 - 2012.