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Differences in generalized vegetation types between MC1 (historical simulation) and Kuchler potential natural vegetation for AZ and NM, USA


Original Data Basin Creation Date
2012-10-17 11:00:03
Original Data Basin Modified Date
2012-10-17 11:48:02


A comparison of simulated MC1 historical vegetation types and EPA Kuchler potential natural vegetation types within HUC5 Watersheds in Arizona and New Mexico. Majority generalized vegetation type was determined for each HUC5 watershed from original ~ 4 km raster data. Generalized vegetation types were assigned by combining detailed MC1 vegetation classes into four general catagories: desert, grassland, shrubland, and forest. Watersheds represent 5th level (HUC5, 10-digit) hydrologic unit boundaries and were acquired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Majority generalized vegetation type was subsequently determined for each HUC5 watershed based on Kuchler (Kuchler, A.W. 1993) Potential Natural Vegetation data. [...]


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 Conservation Biology Institute
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