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Global Land Environments since the Last Interglacial

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jonathan Adams
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Global Land Environments since the Last Interglacial
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Publication_Place:
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Online_Linkage: http://www.esd.ornl.gov/projects/qen/nerc.html
Description:
Abstract:
The paleo-ecosystems maps are based on simple compilations of the available information in the literature, relying heavily on the conclusions given by review papers for each subregion. Dates are given in radiocarbon years; the actual chronology in terms of 'real' years is still being worked out in the literature. The maps presented are based on inter-disciplinary interpretation of evidence from plant fossils, together with zoological evidence, soil and sedimentological analyses which also have some bearing on vegetation cover. The approach has been to review current literature and liase with experts from each region (acknowledged within the text). Given the scope of the task, regional review sources and published maps have been an important source of information, with less emphasis placed on consulting every published paper on each region (of which there are many thousands). In many areas, the evidence is sparsely distributed and the map reconstructions presented here should only be regarded as tentative. Summaries of the evidence from each region are presented, in order to give some impression of the quality of data currently available, and the present disagreements within the literature. It is to be expected that as further evidence accumulates over the coming years, significant revisions to these maps will become necessary.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Extensive references on the construction of paleovegetation maps is available: "http://members.cox.net/quaternary/refs.html"
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > GLACIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > PALEOVEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS > VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION
Theme_Keyword: Last Glacial Maximum
Theme_Keyword: Interglacial
Theme_Keyword: Land Environments
Theme_Keyword: Global Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Holocene
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ASIA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EURASIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JONATHAN ADAMS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Adelaide
Address: Geography Department
City: Adelaide
Postal_Code: SA 5005
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (63) (8) 8303 5646</
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jadams@arts.adelaide.edu.au
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://stommel.tamu.edu/%7Ebaum/paleoveg/veg-adams-big.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
LGM Vegetatio Biomes from Adams
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
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Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOE/ORNL/ESD > Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy
Contact_Person: JONATHAN ADAMS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Adelaide
Address: Geography Department
City: Adelaide
Postal_Code: SA 5005
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (63) (8) 8303 5646</
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jadams@arts.adelaide.edu.au
Resource_Description: INTERGLACIAL_LAND_MAPS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GIS Layers
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esd.ornl.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esd.ornl.gov/projects/qen/nerc.html
Access_Instructions:
Access to documentation, analyses, and paleovegetation maps.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030522
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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