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Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews)

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Data setGlobal Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews)
Release date1999-05-05
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time Period1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01


A global digital data base of vegetation was compiled at 1 degree latitude by 1 degree longitude resolution, drawing on approximately 100 published sources. Vegetation data from varied sources were consistently recorded using the hierarchical UNESCO classification system. The raw data base distinguishes about 180 vegetation types that have been collapsed to 32.


Data set reference document


Matthews, E.G. 1999. Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews). ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Vegetation Collection: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
matthews.dat 319.6KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
matthews.e00 921.8KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01
veg1x1.matthews 525.1KB 1971-01-01 - 1982-01-01

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Publications319972013Publications Citing this data set
Downloads16122007-12-062017-05-217464 total files downloaded