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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Vegetation zones in the Arctic
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM) project is an international effort to map the vegetation and associated characteristics of the circumpolar region, using a common base map. The base map is a false colour infrared image created from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite data.