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Russian Land Cover Data Sets

Submitted by ORNL DAAC Staff on 2004-01-07

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of 12 map data products -- land cover, forested area, forest carbon content, and administrative information -- for Russia and the former USSR.

The Russian boreal forests constitute the largest forested region on Earth. Information on land cover and land use change is important for understanding the ecological, biogeochemical, climatological, and hydrological functioning of these forests and their response to land use change. In addition, this information will provide the basis for studies of the interactions between northern Eurasia and the Earth system.

See the Russian Land Cover project page for further information about and access to these data products.