Table 1. Examples of applications of time series imagery archives.

Natural resource management application Study name Land cover theme(s) Output classes Sensor Time frame Key reference
Bushfire management Wildfire mapping and monitoring in Australia’s northern savannas Closed forest, open forest, woodland, heathland, shrubland, grassland, sedgeland, and other cover types Burnt area Landsat, MODIS & AVHRR 1980s–present Murphy et al. (2009)
Soil erosion management Dynamic Land Cover Dataset Crop, sugar, trees, shrubs, graminoids, and other cover types ISO land cover classes MODIS 2000–present Lymburner et al. (2011)
Losses and gains in tree cover for carbon accounting National Carbon Accounting Scheme Tree cover Forest/nonforest Landsat 1980s–present Caccetta et al. (2007)
Losses and gains in tree cover for carbon accounting Statewide Land and Tree Clearing Survey Tree cover Forest/nonforest Landsat 1980s–present DERM (2010)
General application for natural resource management monitoring and reporting Fractional Cover Dataset Green vegetation, dead vegetation, and bare ground Percent of different ground cover types MODIS 2000–present Guerschman et al. (2009)
Bushfire management Sentinel hot spots Thermal hot spots Hot spot MODIS 2000–present Australian Government (2011)
Modeling the extent of woody vegetation Fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FAPAR) Tree cover Persistent FAPAR/recurrent FAPAR AVHRR 1980s–present Donohue et al. (2009)