Africa Olson World EcosystemsEntry ID: NBId0022_101
Abstract: New-ID: NBI22
OLSON WORLD ECOSYSTEMS DATASET DOCUMENTATION
File: AFWE20.IMG Code: 100032-001 Raster Member This IMG file is in IDRISI format Olson World Ecosystems data base is part of Global Change Data Base produced by The World Data Center-A (WDC-A) for Solid
Earth Geophysics, operated by the U.S. National Geophysycal Data Center (NGDC) and for cooperative project called Global Ecosystems ... Database Project between NDAA(National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration, USA)/NGDC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The software (known as IDRISI) was developed and adopted for this project at Clark University. The National Center for Geographic
Information and Analyses (NCGIA) in Santa Barbara, California, has joined the project to assist with training and evaluation. A nominal 10 arc-minute scale was chosen to provide compatibility with other
scales and because this corresponds closely with the resolution of global AVHRR coverage.
All data are provided in geographic (longitude/Latitude) projection. Each data set is accompanied by an ASCII documentation file. Which contains information necessary for use of the data set in a GIS or other software.
Contact : NGDC, 325 Broadway E/GC, Boulder, Colorado 80303, USA The AFWE20 file shows Olson ecosystem classes version 1.4
Olson, J.S. Earth"'"s Vegetation and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, in Carbon Dioxide Review: 1982. Ed. by W.C. Clark (1983), Exford Univ. Press, New York, pp.388-398. Olson, J.S., J.A. Watts, and L.J. Allison. Carbon in Live Vegetation of Major World Ecosystems (1983). Report ORNL-5862, Oark Ridge Laboratory, Oak Ridge,
Tennessee. Olson, J.S. and J.A. Watts. Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation (1982). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennesse (map).
Source map : from available maps and observations.
Publication Date : 1989
Projection : lat/lon.
Type : Raster
Format : IDRISI
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ALPINE/TUNDRA
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > DESERTS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > WETLANDS
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23