Description

The Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Energy and the Environment (Nexus Institute) is located in Southwestern Peru, generally bounded by the city of Arequipa to the east, the Majes River to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Andes mountains to the north. Though agriculture has been practiced in parts of this cool desert region (MAT~15°C, MAP3500m) glacial melt marshes which are used for pasturing llamas and vicuñas which may be impacted by climate change.

Start Date

11-2018

Document Type

Event

Keywords

NEXUS, Peru, Landsat, land cover change, agriculture, random forest

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Capturing 40+ years of arid Peruvian agricultural development with Landsat in the NEXUS Institute

The Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Energy and the Environment (Nexus Institute) is located in Southwestern Peru, generally bounded by the city of Arequipa to the east, the Majes River to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Andes mountains to the north. Though agriculture has been practiced in parts of this cool desert region (MAT~15°C, MAP3500m) glacial melt marshes which are used for pasturing llamas and vicuñas which may be impacted by climate change.