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Title: Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database (NDP-017) (2001 version of original 1985 data)

Abstract

In 1980, this data base and the corresponding map were completed after more than 20 years of field investigations, consultations, and analyses of published literature. They characterize the use and vegetative cover of the Earth's land surface with a 0.5° × 0.5° grid. This world-ecosystem-complex data set and the accompanying map provide a current reference base for interpreting the role of vegetation in the global cycling of CO2 and other gases and a basis for improved estimates of vegetation and soil carbon, of natural exchanges of CO2, and of net historic shifts of carbon between the biosphere and the atmosphere.

Authors:
; ;
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-017
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1389497
DOI:
10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP017

Citation Formats

Olsen, Jerry S., Watts, Julia A., and Allison, Linda J. Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database (NDP-017) (2001 version of original 1985 data). United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP017.
Olsen, Jerry S., Watts, Julia A., & Allison, Linda J. Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database (NDP-017) (2001 version of original 1985 data). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP017.
Olsen, Jerry S., Watts, Julia A., and Allison, Linda J. 2001. "Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation: A Database (NDP-017) (2001 version of original 1985 data)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/LUE.NDP017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389497. Pub date:Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2001
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