Dataset

Ecologically-relevant landforms for California LCC

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Basic Information
Full Title: 
Ecologically-relevant landforms for California LCC

The ecologically-relevant geophysical (ERGo) landforms dataset is a comprehensive classification of landforms based on hillslope position and dominant physical processes that covers most of North America. Four hillslope positions form a natural sequence of topographic units along the catena: ridges/peaks (summits), upper slopes (shoulders), lower slopes (foot slopes), and valley bottoms (toe slopes). The position within each of these hillslopes as a function of solar orientation to reflect how ecological processes (especially soil moisture and evapotranspiration) are influenced by insolation. Also included are very flat (i.e. areas 50°). We provide these data here at 30 m resolution, grouped by Landscape Conservation Cooperative boundaries. For a more detailed description, please refer to: Theobald DM, Harrison-Atlas D, Monahan WB, Albano CM. 2015. Ecologically-relevant maps of landforms and physiographic diversity for climate adaptation planning. PLOS ONE.

Creator: 
David M Theobald, Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Christine M. Albano, William B. Monahan
Publisher: 
Conservation Science Partners
Data Type:
Spatial Resolution: 
30m
Temporal Coverage: 
Anthropocene
Date Issued: 
2015
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Citation:
Theobald DM, Harrison-Atlas D, Monahan WB, Albano CM. 2015. Ecologically-relevant maps of landforms and physiographic diversity for climate adaptation planning. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143619

Purpose:
These data provide ecologically-relevant classifications of landforms and physiography that are intended for climate adaptation planning.

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License:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attributions-Non Commercial 4.0 International License