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This data set shows the coverage of primary humid tropical forest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the year 2000 at a 60 meter resolution. “Primary forest” is defined in this data set as mature humid tropical forest with greater than 60% canopy cover, and differs from “secondary forest” (regrowing forest with greater than 60% canopy cover) and “woodlands” (between 30% and 60% canopy cover). The authors created a composite of cloud-free Landsat imagery during the growing season of 2000 to conduct the analysis. They applied supervised bagged classification tree models to separate forest areas from non-forest based on training sites. Within forest areas, primary forests were separated from secondary forests and woodlands using supervised classification.

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