Map products in support of sustainable management of Argentina’s forests



Human footprint map integrates data on settlements, transportation, energy, and land use change.

Hotspots of conservation concern provide important information for conservation prioritization. The areas of highest conservation concern represent areas where increasing spatial variability in vegetation greenness and land surface temperature could have large conservation benefits. Where spatial variability is high already, we suggest that protection should strongly be considered in order to maintain the natural biodiversity heritage of Argentina.

The inter-annual variability indices are based on MODIS 16-days Vegetation Indices (MOD13Q1-collection 6; 250-m resolution) and on MODIS 8-day LST (MOD11A2-Collection 6; 1-km resolution).

The spatial variability indices are based on Landsat 8- based EVI and on Band 10 of the thermal infrared sensor (TIRS) from Surface Reflectance Tier 1;30-m resolution.

Phenoclusters characterize forest using both land surface phenology and climate patterns, based on data from Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 data from 2018–2019, and highlight forest clusters with unique combinations of vegetation phenology and climate characteristics. We generated 54 forest phenoclusters for which we provide descriptions (see Silveira et al. 2022); The forest phenocluster map is at 30-m spatial resolution.

Diversity of phenoclusters indicates number of forest phenoclusters within 1-km2.

The forest structure attributes (diameter at breast height, basal area, mean height, dominant height, wood volume and canopy cover) at 30-m spatial resolution across the native forests of Argentina are based on SAR Sentinel-1, vegetation metrics from Sentinel-2 and geographic coordinates.

All Maps are in Geographical coordinate system and datum WGS84.


By National Datasets
Inter-Annual Variability indices
Phenology of Vegetation Greenness (176 MB)
Seasonality of Land Surface Temperature (14 MB)
Spatial Variability indices
Vegetation Greenness (16 GB)
Land Surface Temperature – Summer (16 GB)
Land Surface Temperature – Winter (16 GB)
Land Surface Temperature – Annual (1 GB)
Hotspots of Conservation Concern
Vegetation Greenness (18 MB)
Land Surface Temperature (1 MB)
High Risk (5 MB)
Low Risk (3 MB)
Forest Phenoclusters (192 MB)
Diversity of Forest Phenoclusters (161 MB)
Human Footprint
Forest Map (95 MB)
Wildest Forests At Risk (4 MB)
Forest Structure
DBH (cm) (1.9 GB)
Basal Area (m2/ha) (1.6 GB)
Height (m) (1.8 GB)
Dominant Height (m) (1.9 GB)
Wood Volume (m3/ha) (1.4 GB)
Canopy Cover (%) (1.7 GB)
By Forest Regions (includes all datasets except Forest Structure (coming soon))
Bosque Andino Patagonico (1.8 GB)
Delta e Islas del Rio Parana (672 MB)
Espinal (6.8 GB)
Monte (10.4 GB)
Parque Chaqueño (13.9 GB)
Selva Paranaense (815 MB)
Yungas (1.1 GB)
By Provinces (includes all datasets except Forest Structure (coming soon))
Buenos Aires (6.8 GB)
Catamarca (2.0 GB)
Chaco (2.0 GB)
Chubut (5.5 GB)
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires (3 MB)
Cordoba (3.4 GB)
Corrientes (1.8 GB)
Entre Rios (1.6 GB)
Formosa (1.5 GB)
Jujuy (1.0 GB)
La Pampa (3.2 GB)
La Rioja (1.9 GB)
Mendoza (3.2 GB)
Misiones (615 MB)
Neuquen (2.1 GB)
Rio Negro (4.7 GB)
Salta (3.1 GB)
San Juan (1.8 GB)
San Luis (1.6 GB)
Santa Cruz (6.4 GB)
Santa Fe (2.8 GB)
Santiago del Estero (2.8 GB)
Tierra del Fuego (608 MB)
Tucuman (464 MB)