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Landscape Map of the Russian Arctic Coastal Zone, Version 1

The map consists of ESRI Shapefiles of landscape polygons (in landscape unit types) for the Russian Arctic coastal zone (scale 1:4,000,000). The map is based on a digital circumpolar Lambert projection map. Polygons have a single attribute (LAND-ID). LAND-ID is an eight-character code that describes the landscape unit. The first two digits code zone, the third and fourth code landscape, the fifth through seventh code lithology, and the eighth codes substrate chemistry. The code is described in detail in an accompanying legend. Large polygons enclosing islands, or continental land areas between major rivers, form the boundaries of many smaller landscape polygons. These large enclosing polygons have LAND-ID values of 0. Some smaller islands (e.g., Zemlya Frantsa) have no codes associated with them. Areas on the far eastern portion of the map also have no code.

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Temporal Coverage:
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Temporal Resolution:
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Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 50, E: 169, W: 15

Spatial Resolution:
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  • Terrestrial Ecosystems > Alpine/Tundra
  • Geomorphology > Coastal Landforms/Processes
  • Geomorphology > Glacial Landforms/Processes
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems > Wetlands
  • Landscape > Landscape Patterns
  • Soils > Soil Classification
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
  • ESRI Shapefile
Data Contributor(s): Dmitry S. Drozdov, Yury Korostelev, Galina Malkova

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Drozdov, D.S., G.V. Malkova, and Y.V. Korostelev 2003. Landscape Map of the Russian Arctic Coastal Zone, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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