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Table 1 Transformation matrix (km2) of land cover/use in the Asian Dryland Belt (ADB) from 2001 (columns) to 2012 (rows)

From: Understanding livestock production and sustainability of grassland ecosystems in the Asian Dryland Belt

  Forests Shrubland Savanna Grassland Wetland Cropland Urban Crop Snow Barren Water Total
Forests 141,711 486 7042 14,294 558 1252 0 5111 143 726 855 172,178
Shrubland 4558 275,502 1708 221,564 119 20,169 0 965 1221 54,707 294 580,807
Savanna 44,072 1285 10,546 28,011 650 2806 0 5316 311 856 571 94,424
Grassland 28,314 130,965 7004 5,235,299 1586 154,614 0 24,809 10,557 150,616 4467 5,748,231
Wetland 256 23 76 525 490 84 1 79 27 85 211 1857
Cropland 4897 5910 1732 254,849 357 287,885 0 21,198 18 669 218 577,733
Urban 0 0 0 0 1 28,346 0 0 0 0 0 28,347
Crop 16,270 529 3934 31,605 711 19,339 0 31,898 22 237 190 104,735
Snow 88 81 13 16,152 26 83 0 6 68,436 3156 325 88,366
Barren 1156 151,710 146 439,807 194 6959 0 34 26,972 3,097,249 5306 3,739,533
Water 1353 85 189 3931 369 227 1 61 1398 14,571 109,786 131,971
Total 242,675 566,576 32,390 6,246,037 5061 493,418 28,348 89,477 109,105 3,322,872 12,223 9,287,148
  1. The land cover/use data was obtained from the MODIS-derived MCD 12Q1 (https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/dataset_discovery/modis/modis_products_table/mcd12q1)