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Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews)


DatasetGlobal Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews)
Release date1999-05-05
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations319972013Publications citing this dataset
Downloads17252007-12-062017-10-167689 total files downloaded


A global digital data base of vegetation was compiled at 1 degree latitude by 1 degree longitude resolution, drawing on approximately 100 published sources. Vegetation data from varied sources were consistently recorded using the hierarchical UNESCO classification system. The raw data base distinguishes about 180 vegetation types that have been collapsed to 32.

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Matthews, E.G. 1999. Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews). ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
matthews.dat 319.6KB 1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01
matthews.e00 921.8KB 1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01
veg1x1.matthews 525.1KB 1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01

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