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Ecological Zones (Holdridge Lifezones)
Entry ID: geodata_0059

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Abstract: The Holdridge Life Zones data set is from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analyses (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. The data set shows the Holdridge Life Zones of the World, a combination of climate and vegetation (ecological) types, under current, so-called "normal" climate conditions, as well as under a presumed doubling of atmospheric CO2. The Life Zones were devised using three ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Ecological Zones (Holdridge Lifezones)
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23