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Data release for Geographic context affects the landscape change and fragmentation caused by wind energy facilities

October 16, 2019

Wind energy generation causes transformation of landscapes as new roads, pads, and transmission lines are constructed. We mapped, quantified, and analyzed the effects of facilities' geographic context on road networks and changes in landscape patterns by digitizing the footprints of 39 wind facilities and the surrounding land cover using high-resolution imagery of before and after construction. These data were used in understanding how new facilities change the amount of undeveloped land and changes in metrics of landscape patterns.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Data release for Geographic context affects the landscape change and fragmentation caused by wind energy facilities
DOI 10.5066/F7639NZB
Authors Dorning Monica Ann, Diffendorfer James E, Keen Jolene, Taylor Robert V., Kramer Louisa A.
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center