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Figures from Nyerges, Endre A. and Green, Glen Martin (2000)


Nyerges, Endre A. and Green, Glen Martin 2000. The Ethnography of Landscape: GIS and Remote Sensing in the Study of Forest Change in West African Guinea Savana. American Anthropologist. v. 102, n. 2, pp. 1-19.

Table of Contents Figure 2:
Digitized base map of the Kilimi study area overlain with vegetation coverages (using aerial photograph interpretation based on local field observations of land cover).
Nyerges and Green (2000) Figure 2
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Figure 3:
Distribution of Kilimi forests with respect to distance from streams and proximity to settlements.
Nyerges and Green (2000) Figure 3
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Figure 5:
Distribution of non-riparian forest patches of different size classes in the Kilimi study area, demonstrating the extreme fragmentation of forest stands in this zone.
Nyerges and Green (2000) Figure 5
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Figure 8:
Sampling constellation formed from Landsat TM and MSS images covering the Kilimi study region. The TM and MSS scene footprints fully overlap. In the EDC image archives, the Kilimi TM scenes acquired by Landsats 4 and 5 are designated as World Reference System-2 (WRS-2) Path/Row 202, 53, and the MSS scenes acquired by Landsats 1, 2, and 3 are designated as WRS-1 Path/Row 217, 53. These scenes include the Kilimi study area in the southwestern image quadrant and the Guinean peninsular city of Conakry in the southeastern quadrant. The TM color composite images are produced from bands 3, 4, and 5 as green, red, and blue colors, respectively. MSS color composites are produced from bands 1, 2, and 4 as blue, green, and red colors. In these images, red color is driven by near infrared brightness and generally depicts areas of actively growing vegetation, while light blue and green colors depict areas of more soil exposure. Dark green (TM) or blue (MSS) areas are the shallow waters of the coastal Atlantic Ocean. (Data available from US Geological Survey, EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD.)
Nyerges and Green (2000) Figure 8
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Figure 9:
TM Landsat image including the Kilimi study area and acquired January 3, 1986, geocorrected by reference to maps as described in the text and note 7. The geocorrected image is further placed in a box (depicted in black) representing the UTM projection map grid region delimited by the lines: 11°15' N latitude to the north, 9°N latitude to the south, 14°W longitude to the west, and 11°45' W longitude to the east. The image shows the Guinean peninsular city of Conakry in the southwestern (lower left) quadrant and the study area of Kilimi in the southeastern (lower right) quadrant. See text for a general explanation of the color coding. (Data available from US Geological Survey, EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD.)
Nyerges and Green (2000) Figure 9
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Figure 10:
Constellation of the available and usable Landsat TM and MSS images of the Kissidougou area. The TM and MSS images fully overlap. In the Landsat data archives, the TM scenes are designated as WRS-2 Path/Row 200, 54, and the MSS scenes are designated as WRS-1 Path/Row 215, 54. See Figure 8 for an explanation of color coding.
Nyerges and Green (2000) Figure 10

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