Bolivian Deforestation 1984-1998: Fast Dissolve without Dates
Released on December 1, 1999
These images show deforestation near Santa Cruz, Bolivia from 1984 to 1998. In the initial 1984 scene, some clearing has already occurred in the humid forest and chaparral. The long striped clearings in the center of the scene are predominately from soybean farms created by Mennonite and Japanese farmers. The more circular patterns, appears in a grid pattern to the North (up) and West (left), are government-run and 'national' farms. The scene is roughly 150 miles tall and 200 miles wide. The city of Santa Cruz lies to the west of the river cutting through the scene.
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 188.8.131.52.0