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Data and code from: Cultivation and dynamic cropping processes impart land-cover heterogeneity within agroecosystems: a metrics-based case study in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta (USA)

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posted on 2023-11-30, 14:13 authored by Lucas J. Heintzman, Nancy E. McIntyre, Eddy J. Langendoen, Quentin ReadQuentin Read

This dataset contains data and code from the manuscript:

Heintzman, L.J., McIntyre, N.E., Langendoen, E.J., & Read, Q.D. (2024). Cultivation and dynamic cropping processes impart land-cover heterogeneity within agroecosystems: a metrics-based case study in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta (USA). Landscape Ecology 39, 29 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-024-01797-0

There are 14 rasters of land use and land cover data for the study region, in .tif format with associated auxiliary files, two shape files with county boundaries and study area extent, a CSV file with summary information derived from the rasters, and a Jupyter notebook containing Python code.

The rasters included here represent an intermediate data product. Original unprocessed rasters from NASS CropScape are not included here, nor is the code to process them.

List of files

  • MS_Delta_maps.zip
    • MSDeltaCounties_UTMZone15N.shp: Depiction of the 19 counties (labeled) that intersect the Mississippi Alluvial Plain in western Mississippi.
    • MS_Delta_MAP_UTMZone15N.shp: Depiction of the study area extent.
  • mf8h_20082021.zip
    • mf8h_XXXX.tif: Yearly, reclassified and majority filtered LULC data used to build comboall1.csv - derived from USDA NASS CropScape. There are 14 .tif files total for years 2008-2021. Each .tif file includes auxiliary files with the same file name and the following extensions: .tfw, .tif.aux.xml, .tif.ovr., .tif.vat.cpg., .tif.vat.dbf.
  • comboall1.csv: Combined dataset of LULC information for all 14 years in study period.
  • analysis.ipynb_.txt: Jupyter Notebook used to analyze comboall1.csv. Convert to .ipynb format to open with Jupyter.

This research was conducted under USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Program 211 (Water Availability and Watershed Management).

Funding

Agricultural Research Service, 6060-13660-009-00D

Agricultural Research Service, 6060-13000-029-00D

History

Data contact name

Read, Quentin

Data contact email

quentin.read@usda.gov

Publisher

Ag Data Commons

Intended use

The data archived here are intended to allow reproducibility of the results presented in the above cited manuscript. They are intended to describe trends in land use and land cover change in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta region from 2008-2021, including configurational and compositional metrics.

Use limitations

The conclusions drawn are limited to the timeframe and geographic region described above. The analysis code is specific to the CSV file archived here and will not work with other inputs.

Temporal Extent Start Date

2008-01-01

Temporal Extent End Date

2021-12-31

Theme

  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage

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Geographic location - description

Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, USA

ISO Topic Category

  • environment
  • farming
  • geoscientificInformation

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

land cover; agroecosystems; case studies; land use and land cover maps; Mississippi; alluvial plains; watershed management; crop rotation; landscapes; river deltas

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 211

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Heintzman, Lucas J.; McIntyre, Nancy E.; Langendoen, Eddy J.; Read, Quentin D. (2023). Data and code from: Cultivation and dynamic cropping processes impart land-cover heterogeneity within agroecosystems: a metrics-based case study in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta (USA). Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1529589