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Mangrove area in the region of the Mekong River countries from 1996 to 2020

Mangrove area data for the Mekong countries are extracted from global mangrove area data by Bunting, P et al. This data used the L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) global dataset from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from 1996 to 2020. The study used a follow-up approach. map-image approach for change detection where the base map (GMW version 2.5) is updated using contextual mangrove change thresholds and masks. This approach was applied between all date-image pairs producing 10 maps per epoch, summed up to generate a global mangrove time series. The obtained mangrove coverage maps have an estimated accuracy of 87.4% (95th conf. int.: 86.2 - 88.6%), although the accuracy of the layers is variable and individual losses were lower at 58.1% (52.4 - 63.9 %) and 60.6 %. (56.1 - 64.8%).

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category Biodiversity
  • English
  • Vietnamese
Use limitations No limit
Dataset reference date May 19, 2023
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 1996
  • South-eastern Asia
Metadata creator information ODV
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Copyright Yes
Keywords mangrove,rừng ngập mặn,Vietnam,Thailand,Myanmar,Mekong,Southeast Asia
Date uploaded June 19, 2023, 02:28 (UTC)
Date modified July 12, 2023, 03:07 (UTC)