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Bailey Ecoregions Map of the Continents characterizes global climate and potential natural vegetation at approximately 1/2-degree resolution. The data set is based on a Russian vegetation map (Gerasimov, 1964) which was updated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Robert G. Bailey), however the geographic projection was unknown. This version was reprojected to geodetic coordinates at the World Conservation Monitoring Center, England. The data set consists of one independent spatial layer with three attributes (10,235,790 bytes in 15 files). The data set can be downloaded from the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Global Ecosystems Database at [http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ecosys/cdroms/ged_iib/datasets/b03/bec.htm]. This web site also provides the data set description, data set element descriptions, and technical reports documenting and describing data integration.PC and UNIX ARC/INFO files for Bailey Ecoregions Map of the Continents are also available for downloading from the U.S. Forest Service, Inventory and Monitoring Institute, Ecoregions Center at [http://www.fs.fed.us/institute/ecoregions/eco_download.html]. This web site also provides other ecoregions maps for downloading, including ecoregions of the Lower 48 States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and North America.References:Bailey, R.G. and H.C. Hogg, 1986. A world ecoregions map for resource reporting. Environmental Conservation, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 195-202.Bailey, R.G. 1989. Explanatory supplement to Ecoregions Map of the Continents. Environmental Conservation, vol. 16, no. 4, pp 307-309. Gerasimov, I.P. (Ed.) 1964. Types of natural landscapes of the Earth's land areas. Plate 75, In Fiziko-geograficheskii Atlas Mira [Physico-geographic Atlas of the World]. USSR Acad. Sci. and Main Administration of Geodesy and Cartography. Moscow, USSR, scale = 1:80,000,000     
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This data set contains 3 data granules
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Granule Name Variables Metadata Preview Image
    Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Division) ecoregion Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: 1960-01-01
End DateTime: 1980-12-31
Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Division)
 
    Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Domain) ecoregion Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: 1960-01-01
End DateTime: 1980-12-31
Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Domain)
 
    Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Province) ecoregion Projection: WGS 84
Spatial Extent: N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180
Start DateTime: 1960-01-01
End DateTime: 1980-12-31
Bailey Ecoregions of the Continents (Province)