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RLC Vegetative Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1990

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Data setRLC Vegetative Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1990
Release date2004-01-07
ProjectRussian Land Cover (RLC)
Time Period1973-01-01


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).


Data set reference document


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

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


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