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LBA Regional Potential Vegetation, 5-min (Ramankutty and Foley)

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Data setLBA Regional Potential Vegetation, 5-min (Ramankutty and Foley)
Release date2003-09-15
ProjectLarge Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment (LBA-ECO)
Time period1900-01-01 to 1992-01-01

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Downloads4442007-12-052017-04-07973 total files downloaded


The data set consists of a subset for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N) of the 5-min resolution Global Potential Vegetation data set developed by Navin Ramankutty and Jon Foley at the University of Wisconsin. Data are available in both ASCII GRID and binary image file formats.The original map was derived at a 5-min resolution and contains natural vegetation classified into 15 types.

Data set documentation


Ramankutty, N., and J.A. Foley. 2002. LBA Regional Potential Vegetation, 5-min (Ramankutty and Foley). ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
potveg.dat.gz 31.1KB 1900-10-10 - 1992-01-01

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