Changing land cover across the globe


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at how land cover is changing across planet Earth.

Land cover maps created by satellite data are important for monitoring changes in land use, protecting biodiversity, tracking climate change, and conserving natural resources.

In addition, land cover impacts carbon and nutrient cycles, biophysical properties, and feedback to atmospheric processes and the water cycle.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: ESA/CCI Land Cover Team/Planetary Visions