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Global Distribution of Wetlands Map

Global Distribution of Wetlands Map
 

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  • Key Words: wetlands, wetlands map
  • About the Map: The Global wetlands map is based on a reclassification of the FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World combined with a soil climate map.
  • Possible Uses of the Map: Useful for teachers and students who are interested in the global distribution of wetlands. Climate change modelers may be able to use the data for small scale analysis.
Data
  • Source: FAO-UNESCO, Soil Map of the World, digitized by ESRI. Soil climate map, USDA-NRCS, Soil Science Division, World Soil Resources, Washington D.C.
  • Data Aggregation and Reliability: The soil carbon map data is rasterized on a 2 minute grid cell.
  • Data Definitions: Five major wetland classes are identified.
  • Data Disclaimer: Country boundaries are not authoritative.
  • Database Manager: Paul Reich, Geographer, World Soil Resources. Email: paul.reich@usda.gov
Map Production Information
  • Map Identification: wetlands.jpg
  • Production Date: 1997
  • Geographic Coverage: Global
  • Projection: Geographic
  • Minimum Scale: 1:5,000,000

This page last updated on September 8, 2003.