LBA REGIONAL POTENTIAL VEGETATION, 5-MIN (RAMANKUTTY AND FOLEY)Entry ID: lba_pot_vege
Abstract: The data set consists of a subset for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N) of the 5-min resolution Global Potential Vegetation data set developed by Navin Ramankutty and Jon Foley at the University of Wisconsin. Data are available in both ASCII GRID and binary image ... file formats.The original map was derived at a 5-min resolution and contains natural vegetation classified into 15 types. This data set is derived mainly from the DISCover land cover data set, with the regions dominated by land use filled using the vegetation data set of Haxeltine and Prentice (1996). The data set represents the world's potential vegetation (i.e., vegetation that would most likely exist now in the absence of human activities), and not necessarily natural pre-settlement vegetation. This is because human activities such as fire suppression have mo dified the stages of succession at which vegetation communities exist.More information can be found at: ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/lba/land_use_change/potential_vegetation/c...
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FOLEY, J.A.RAMANKUTTY, N.
Dataset Title: LBA REGIONAL POTENTIAL VEGETATION, 5-MIN (RAMANKUTTY AND FOLEY)
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/684Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=684&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1900-01-01Stop Date: 1992-01-01
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-30