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RLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973


DatasetRLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973
Release date2004-01-07
ProjectVegetation Collection
Time period1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31

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Downloads1242008-01-012017-06-26492 total files downloaded


This data set is a 1:15 million scale forest cover map for the land area of the Former Soviet Union. Twenty-two land cover classes are distinguished, of which 20 are forest cover classes. The source data were acquired by map digitization from the Atlas of Forests of the USSR (Anon. 1973) which was likely based on forestry data from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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Stone, T.A., and P. Schlesinger. 2003. RLC Forest Cover of the Former Soviet Union, 1973. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file
fmap73.dat 769.1KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fmap73.doc 1.4KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31
fmap73.img 327.7KB 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31

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Dataset has 2 companion files.

  • fmap73_readme.txt
  • RLC_forest_cover_73.pdf