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Global Agricultural Lands: Pastures, 2000
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_AGLANDS_PAS2000

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Pastures dataset represents the proportion of land areas used as pasture land (land used to support grazing animals) in the year 2000.

Satellite data from Modetate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre (SPOT) Image Vegetation sensor were combined with agricultural

inventory data to create a global data set. The visual presentation of this data demonstrates the extent to which human land use for agriculture has changed the Earth and in which areas

this change is most intense. The data was compiled by Navin Ramankutty, et. al. (2008) and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network

(CIESIN).


Purpose: To provide data on the extent of pasturelands for research on human-environment interactions.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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