FORM = Bench Plateau

Code: BP

Description: Natural bench plateaus- common in Sichuan.
Position: >5m above floodline
Form: 0 - 30% Slope between steep slopes
Soil: weathered
Sedimentary Process: Source: gradual erosion
L1 Minimum: >10m
L2 Minimum: >5m
Identification: DEM bench slope areas
Compatible Classes

Mine & Fill Disturbed Ornamental Paddy Irrigated Rainfed Shifting Forestry Variable Fallow Pristine
Barren Bare soil Annual Mixed Perennial
disturbed & debris livestock greenhouse household plantings public plantings turfgrass hydromorphic crops annual crops pasture mixed crop plots nursery deciduous woody crops evergreen woody crops deciduous tree crops evergreen tree crops agroforestry hydromorphic vegetation tall graminoids annual vegetation deciduous forestry plantings evergreen forestry plantings open woody mix open wooded brush open mixed trees closed woody mix closed woody evergreen closed woody deciduous mixed trees deciduous broadleaf trees deciduous needleleaf trees evergreen broadleaf trees evergreen needleleaf trees variable bare earth barren
Mapped Ecotopes

BPDAdb03 BPDAdb06 BPDMdb04 BPDMdb07 BPDPdb05 BPDPdb08 BPFXba01 BPPAri01 BPPAri03 BPRAac01 BPRAac04 BPRMmc01 BPRMod42 BPRMoe30 BPRPod40 BPRPod45 BPRPoe04 BPRPoe33 BPTMow02

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.