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Global Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews)

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Data setGlobal Vegetation Types, 1971-1982 (Matthews)
Release date1999-05-05
ProjectVegetation Collections
Time Period1971-01-01 to 1982-01-01


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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Vegetation Collections: The ORNL DAAC compiles, archives, and distributes gridded data on vegetation from regional to continental scales.

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

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