The Russian Land Cover (RLC) project provides 12 geospatial data products including land cover, forested area, forest carbon content, and administrative boundary information for Russia and the former USSR. These data were contributed by scientists at the Woods Hole Research Center.
The USSR was a vast country covering one-sixth of the total land area of the Earth, with environments varying from polar regions to subtropical deserts. Furthermore, the Russian boreal forests constitute the largest forested region on Earth.
Get RLC Data
Find and order data sets:
- See list of data sets and download data
- Browse RLC Data Holdings by selected attributes
- Retrieve RLC data by FTP browse
- Search RLC Data Set Metadata (Mercury)
Information related to the RLC Project can be found at the following links: