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Global Land Cover Datasets

Fractional Inundation

This page provides access to and describes the GISS dataset "Global Distribution of Inundated Areal Fraction of 1°×° Cells". In combination with the Wetland Ecosystem dataset, it may be used to calculate wetland areas.

Available Information

Items which you may download here are:

Explanation of Arrays

The contents of INFO1, INFO2, and INFO3 are:

FRACTIONAL INUNDATION                   DIMENSION = 360 X 180   SCALE = 100
OCEAN =   -9999     UNDEF =   99999     MIN =     100 MAX =   10000
NUMREC = 6483 (NUMBER OF RECORDS IN DATA FILE)

The possible values of the elements in IARRAY range from 100 to 10000. The value is the percent area of the cell which is inundated, multiplied by 100.

References

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