Im writing my thesis on valuing how an increase in woody wetlands will reduce flooding from storm surge in Louisiana. The first step requires showing a 10% , 20%, and 40% increase in the density of woody wetlands from the NLCD 2011 dataset. Since the density of the woody wetlands isnt shown in the raster data, how should I go about doing this? By using a National Wetlands Inventory as a map to reference where those increases should occur according to historical data?
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