The specific objectives of this project are to:
1) Use the Landsat GLS data set, as processed by GLCF to surface reflectance, to develop high quality, high spatial resolution, baseline measurements of global % impervious cover for the ca. 2000 and 2010 time periods.
2) Compare % impervious cover for 2000 and 2010 to detect and map areas of significant changes due to urbanization (i.e. urbanization ‘hot-spots’) at the global scale.