RLC FOREST COVER MAP OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION, 1990Entry ID: rlc_forest_map_1990
Abstract: 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.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: SCHLESINGER, P.STONE, T.A.
Dataset Title: RLC FOREST COVER MAP OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION, 1990
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/691Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=691&term2attribut...
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 250 meters
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > LANDSLIDES
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > MICROWAVE IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > MICROWAVE RADIANCE
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > MICROWAVE > SENSOR COUNTS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR BACKSCATTER
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RADAR REFLECTIVITY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > RETURN POWER
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > RADAR > SENSOR COUNTS
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-07-24