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RLC Forest Stand Carbon Map of Russia


DatasetRLC Forest Stand Carbon Map of Russia
Release date2004-01-07
Time period1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31

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Citations420062014Publications citing this dataset
Downloads1572007-12-142017-11-07937 total files downloaded


This dataset is a 1:15 million scale map of forest stand carbon for the land area of Russia (Stone et al., 2000). The objective was to create a first approximation of the forest stand carbon reserves of Russia. Data include continuous estimates of forest stand carbon in units of metric tons/ha of carbon (C) and categorized data depicting rages of forest stand carbon. The resulting maps show forest stand C by region in a spatially explicit form. It is the first map of its type for Russia of which we are aware. The mapped C represents 96% of the total of 26.1 Pg forest tree stand C described by Alexeyev and Birdsey (1994) and Alexeyev et al. (1995). Of the remaining 4%, nearly half was due to bushes, which were assumed not to be mapped in the 1973 forest cover map.The source data for the forest stand carbon map were acquired by map digitization from the Atlas of Forests for the Soviet Union (State Committee on Forests, 1973) and spatial application and arithmetic manipulation of carbon storage data from Alexeyev and Birdsey (1998).

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Stone, T.A., P. Schlesinger, and V.A. Alexeyev. 2003. RLC Forest Stand Carbon Map of Russia. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
fcarbcl.dat.gz 812.8KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fcarbcl.doc 1.8KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fcarbcl.img 37.3MB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fcarbon.dat.gz 914.8KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fcarbon.doc 2.6KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fcarbon.img 74.7MB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fcarbon.jpg fcarbon_small.gif 1.5MB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31

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Dataset has 3 companion files.

  • RLC_forest_carbon_73.pdf
  • fcarbon_projection.txt
  • fcarbon_readme.txt