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Global Land Cover Datasets

Cultivation Intensity

This page provides access to and describes the GISS dataset "Global Distribution of Cultivation Intensity at 1°×1° Resolution", which distinguishes five levels of cultivation. In combination with the Vegetation dataset, it may be used to calculate land cover.

Available Information

Items which you may download here are:

Explanation of Arrays

The contents of INFO1, INFO2, and INFO3 are:

CULTIVATION INTENSITIES             DIMENSION = 360 X 180   SCALE = 1
OCEAN =   -9999     UNDEF =   99999     MIN =       1 MAX =      5
NUMREC = 6483 (NUMBER OF RECORDS IN DATA FILE)

The possible values of the elements in IARRAY are:

  1. 0% cultivated, 100% natural vegetation
  2. 20% cultivated, 80% natural vegetation
  3. 50% cultivated, 50% natural vegetation
  4. 75% cultivated, 25% natural vegetation
  5. 100% cultivated, 0% natural vegetation

References

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