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North American Pollen Atlas Vegetation Maps


Vegetation maps for North America and Greenland:
a-c) Percent land surface covered by a) woody vegetation, b) needleleaved trees and shrubs, and c) broadleaved trees and shrubs (DeFries et al. 1999b, DeFries et al. 2000); d) the current distribution of vegetation formations, based on the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) classification scheme (Loveland et al. 2000); and e) potential vegetation, representing the likely state of vegetation prior to European settlement (Fedorova et al. 1990). Click image for full-resolution map in .PDF format.

Vegetation maps for North America and Greenland
Vegetation codes for the DISCover vegetation map are as follows:
EVNE= Evergreen Needleleaf Forest, EVBR= Evergreen Broadleaf Forest, DCBR= Deciduous Broadleaf Forest, MXFO= Mixed Forest, CLSH= Closed Shrublands, OPEN= Open Shrublands, WSAV= Woody Savannas, SAVA= Savannas, GRAS= Grasslands, PWET= Permanent Wetlands, CROP= Croplands, URBN= Urban and Built-Up, MOSA= Cropland/Natural Vegetation Mosaic, ICE= Snow and Ice, and SPAR= Barren or Sparsely Vegetated.

Vegetation codes for the Fedorova et al. (1990) map are:
POLAR= Polar deserts, ATUND= Arctic tundra, TTUND= Typical tundra, STUND= Southern tundra, FTUND= Forest-tundra, NTAIG= Northern taiga, CTAIG= Central taiga, STAIG= Southern taiga, SUBTA= Subtaiga, MESOF= Mesophytic forests, HXERO= Hemixerophytic forests, FSTEP= Forest-steppes, GRASS= Grasslands, SEMID= Semideserts, DESER= Deserts, RAINFO= Rain forests, HUMID= Humid forests, SWFSH= Seasonally wet forests and shrublands, SWFOR= Seasonally wet forests, DRYWO= Dry forests, woodlands, and shrublands, OPWOD= Open woodlands, WETSA= Wet savannas, DRYSA= Dry savannas, DESSA= Desert-like savannas, MANGR= Mangrove, OMEAD= Oceanic meadows, MTVEG= Mountain vegetation, LAKES= Lakes/Reservoirs, ICE= Glaciers.
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