In this study, methods, originally developed to assess life course trajectories, are explored in order to evaluate land change through the analysis of sequences of land use/cover. Annual land cover maps which describe land use/land cover change for the 1985–2017 period for a large region in Northeast Brazil were analyzed. The most frequent sequences, the entropy and the turbulence of the land trajectories, and the average time of permanence were computed. Clusters of similar sequences were determined using different dissimilarity measures. The effect of some covariates such as slope and distance from roads on land trajectories was also evaluated. The obtained results show the potential of these techniques to analyze land cover sequences since the availability of multidate land cover data with both, high temporal and thematic resolutions, is continuously increasing and poses significant challenges to data analysis.
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A Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS), também conhecida como Universidade de Feira de Santana, é uma instituição pública brasileira de ensino superior sediada na cidade de Feira de Santana,localizada no agreste baiano, apresentando campi avançados também nos municípios de Santo Amaro, situado no recôncavo baiano, e Lençóis, na região serrana da Chapada Diamantina. Até a década de 2010, quando inaugurou-se um campus da Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB) em Feira de Santana, era a única universidade pública presente na cidade. A UEFS é a terceira universidade mais
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