Project: RUSSIAN LAND COVERProject: RUSSIAN LAND COVER
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.
Data Set: RLC Forest Cover Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1990Data Set: RLC Forest Cover Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1990
This data set is a 1:2.5 million scale forest cover map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union that was completed in 1990 (Garsia 1990). There are forty-five classes distinguished in this data set, of which 38 are forest cover classes. The purpose of this map was to create a generalized and up-to-date map of forest cover for the USSR. This map should not be viewed as a detailed forest cover map but more like an economic forestry map. The most important tree species of a region are highlighted rather than the dominant trees species or tree cover. Very few tree species are defined. In many cases, of course, the dominant and the most important trees species are the same.
Detailed Documentation: Data Set Reference Document
Stone, T. A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC Forest Cover Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1990. Data set. Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/691
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All Data Taken At Latitude: 71.00N To 23.21N, Longitude: 180.00E To 25.00E
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