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RLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993

Data Set Overview

Data setRLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/689
Release date2004-01-07
ProjectRussian Land Cover (RLC)
Time Period1984-01-01 to 1993-12-31

Description

This dataset is a 15-kilometer resolution land cover map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union. There are sixty land cover classes distinguished in this dataset, of which 38 are forest cover classes. The data set is useful for stratification of the FSU into general sub-regions of land cover for subsequent study using higher resolution satellite data.

Documentation

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Citation

Stone, T.A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/689
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Project

Russian Land Cover (RLC): The Russian Land Cover database consists of land use and land cover satellite-based map products of Russia and of the Former Soviet Union. The GIS products included provide scientists and resource managers with the information needed in the management, characterization, and measurement of Russian forest resources as well as the land use and land cover data needed for Russian land management.

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Companion Files

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  • dlcmap_readme.txt
  • dlcmap_legend.txt
  • RLC_AVHRR_FSU_15_km.pdf
  • dlcmap_legend.dbf
  • dlcmap_projection.txt

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
dlcmap.dat 790.4 KB 1984-01-01 - 1993-12-31
dlcmap.doc 461 B 1984-01-01 - 1993-12-31
dlcmap.img 327.7 KB 1984-01-01 - 1993-12-31 dlcmap.jpg

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