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RLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973

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Data setRLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/692
Release date2004-01-07
ProjectRussian Land Cover (RLC)
Time Period1973-01-01

Description

This data set is a 1:15 million scale forest cover map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union. Twenty-two land cover classes are distinguished, of which 20 are forest cover classes. The source data were acquired by map digitization from the Atlas of Forests of the USSR (Anon. 1973) which was likely based on forestry data from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Documentation

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Citation

Stone, T.A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/692
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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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  • fmap73_readme.txt
  • RLC_forest_cover_73.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
fmap73.dat 769.1 KB 1973-01-01 - 1973-12-31
fmap73.doc 1.4 KB 1973-01-01 - 1973-12-31
fmap73.img 327.7 KB 1973-01-01 - 1973-12-31 fmap73.jpg

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