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Olson's CDIAC Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation at 30-Minute Resolution

| DOI: 10.5065/PD2X-BX83

A computerized database used to generate a global vegetation map of 44 different land ecosystem complexes comprising seven broad groups is provided. The database provides a basis for making improved estimates of vegetation areas and carbon quantities, of natural biological exchanges of CO2, and eventually of the net historic shifts of carbon between the biosphere and the atmosphere.

Vegetation Species
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy
Olson, J.S., J.A. Watts and L.J. Allison, 1985: Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database. NDP-017, Carbon Dioxide Information Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 164 pp.

Total Volume:
0.16 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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