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RLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993


DatasetRLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993
Release date2004-01-07
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1984-01-01 to 1993-12-31

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Downloads2772007-12-052017-08-141219 total files downloaded


This dataset is a 15-kilometer resolution land cover map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union. There are sixty land cover classes distinguished in this dataset, of which 38 are forest cover classes. The data set is useful for stratification of the FSU into general sub-regions of land cover for subsequent study using higher resolution satellite data.

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Stone, T.A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC AVHRR-Derived Land Cover, Former Soviet Union, 15-km, 1984-1993. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
dlcmap.dat 790.4KB 1984-01-01 to 1993-12-31
dlcmap.doc 461 B 1984-01-01 to 1993-12-31
dlcmap.img 327.7KB 1984-01-01 to 1993-12-31

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Dataset has 5 companion files.

  • dlcmap_readme.txt
  • dlcmap_legend.txt
  • RLC_AVHRR_FSU_15_km.pdf
  • dlcmap_legend.dbf
  • dlcmap_projection.txt