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Learning Objectives

In this lesson, participants will:

  • know how aerial photographs, forest cover and topographic maps can be used within a GIS environment to produce landscape-level maps of windthrow risk.

This lesson contains 10 pages. It introduces the methods and results of a GIS-based process for building empirical models and hazard maps of windthrow risk. The major steps and information sources used are summarized below. As well, read the linked reference articles for additional background information.

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