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Haitian Deforestation

The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (D.R.) is more than just a political boundary. It also reflects the large amount of deforestation that has occurred on the Haitian side of the border. One can easily see from satellite imagery the lush forests still thriving on the D.R. side of the border, which is in sharp contrast to the Haitian side of the border.


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Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Missions:
Landsat
Terra

Data Used:
Landsat-5/TM 05/13/1998
Terra/MODIS 04/24/2001-07/28/2001
Landsat-5/TMI/Band Combination 5, 4, 2 05/13/1998

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Keywords:
GCMD >> Location >> Dominican Republic
GCMD >> Location >> Haiti
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0