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SAFARI 2000 POTENTIAL VEGETATION, 5-MIN (RAMANKUTTY AND FOLEY)Entry ID: s2k_pot_veg
Abstract: The data set consists of a southern Africa subset 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 modified the stages of succession at which vegetation communities exist. More information can be found at: ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/safari2k/vegetation_wetlan ds/potential_vegetation/comp/Potential_Veg_readme.pdf.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FOLEY, J.A.RAMANKUTTY, N.
Dataset Title: SAFARI 2000 POTENTIAL VEGETATION, 5-MIN (RAMANKUTTY AND FOLEY)
Dataset Release Date: 2002
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/639Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=639&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1753-01-01Stop Date: 1992-12-31
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-04-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-22