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RLC Vegetative Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1990


DatasetRLC Vegetative Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1990
Release date2004-01-07
Time period1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31

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Citations420112017Publications citing this dataset
Downloads8832007-12-022017-11-172551 total files downloaded


This dataset is a 1:4 million scale vegetation map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union. Three hundred seventy-three cover classes are distinguished, of which nearly 145 are forest cover-related classes. Stone and Schlesinger (1993) digitized the map Vegetation of the Soviet Union, 1990 (Institute of Geography, 1990).

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Stone, T.A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC Vegetative Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1990. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
vmap90.dat.gz 1.8MB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
vmap90.doc 483 B 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
vmap90.img.gz 1.5MB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
vmap90.jpg 10.0MB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31

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Dataset has 7 companion files.

  • vmap90_legend.txt
  • RLC_veg_cover_1990.pdf
  • vmap90_readme.txt
  • vmap90_projection.txt
  • vmap90_method.pdf
  • vmap90_method.doc
  • vmap90_legend.dbf