[Parameters: Topic='CLIMATE INDICATORS', Term='LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS']
Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North AmericaEntry ID: USGS_P1650-a
Abstract: This atlas explores the continental-scale relations between the geographic
ranges of woody plant species and climate in North America. A 25-km equal-area
grid of modern climatic and bioclimatic parameters was constructed from
instrumental weather records. The geographic distributions of selected tree and
shrub species were digitized, and the presence or absence of each species was
determined for ... each cell on the 25-km grid, thus providing a basis for
comparing climatic data and species' distributions. The relations between
climate and plant distributions are explored in graphical and tabular form. The
results of this effort are primarily intended for use in biogeographic,
paleoclimatic, and global-change research.
These web pages provide access to the text, digital representations of figures,
and supplemental data files from USGS Professional Paper 1650, chapters A and
B. A printed set of these volumes can be ordered from the USGS at a cost of
US$63.00. To order, please call or write:
USGS Information Services
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert S. Thompson, Katherine H. Anderson, and Patrick J. Bartlein
Dataset Title: Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North America
Dataset Release Date: 1999-12-14
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: GIS Maps, TablesOnline Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/p1650-a/
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > GRASSLANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
CLIMATE INDICATORS > LAND SURFACE/AGRICULTURE INDICATORS > SURFACE MOISTURE INDEX
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > GYMNOSPERMS > CONIFERS
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Shapefiles
Fees: No fees
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel (XLS files)
Fees: No fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
U.S. Geological Survey Box 25046, MS 919 Denver Federal Center
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18