Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, Version 2: 1700

Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The Anthropogenic Biomes of the World, Version 2: 1700 data set describes anthropogenic transformations within the terrestrial biosphere caused by sustained direct human interaction with ecosystems, including agriculture and urbanization c. 1700. Potential natural vegetation, biomes, such as tropical rainforests or grasslands, are based on global vegetation patterns related to climate and geology. Anthropogenic transformation within each biome is approximated using population density, agricultural intensity (cropland and pasture) and urbanization. This data set is part of a time series for the years 1700, 1800, 1900, and 2000 that provides global patterns of historical transformation of the terrestrial biosphere during the Industrial Revolution.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work

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Metadata Created Date February 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date February 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
Publisher SEDAC
Unique Identifier C1000000280-SEDAC__2
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2014-05-13T00:00:00.000Z
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Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2015-03-13T00:00:00.000Z
Program Code 026:001
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > National Aeronautics and Space Administration > SEDAC
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