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RLC Forest Cover Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1990

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/691
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Published2004-01-07
Updated2004-01-07
Usage553 downloads
Citations1 publication cited this dataset

Description

This data set is a 1:2.5 million scale forest cover map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union that was completed in 1990 (Garsia 1990). There are forty-five classes distinguished in this data set, of which 38 are forest cover classes. The purpose of this map was to create a generalized and up-to-date map of forest cover for the USSR. This map should not be viewed as a detailed forest cover map but more like an economic forestry map. The most important tree species of a region are highlighted rather than the dominant trees species or tree cover. Very few tree species are defined. In many cases, of course, the dominant and the most important trees species are the same.

Science Keywords

  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS
  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION

Data Use and Citation

This dataset is openly shared, without restriction, in accordance with the NASA Data and Information Policy.

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Stone, T.A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC Forest Cover Map of the Former Soviet Union, 1990. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/691

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Dataset has 5 companion files.

  • fmap90_readme.txt
  • fmap90_legend.doc
  • fmap90_legend-4.pdf
  • RLC_forest90.pdf
  • fmap90_projection.txt