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Atlas of Relations Between Climatic Parameters and Distributions of Important Trees and Shrubs in North America
Entry ID: USGS_P1650-a

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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
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  N: 90.0   S: 20.0   E: -80.0   W: -170.0

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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
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: GIS Maps, Tables
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Balfourianae: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, v. 57, p. 210-249.
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05