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Title: Mean plot defoliation at NUTS level 2 for Europe


Mean plot defoliation at NUTS level 2 for Europe (7 classes) (derived from Forest Focus Level 1 Data, in general a 16x16km grid of a permanent plots) is available for single years or for specific periods and for plots representing different plant groups (genus, major species, broadleaves / coniferous / mixed, forest type). Length of survey varies from country to country but at the most covers the period from 1987 to 2004. This information has been derived from the Forest Focus database, which has been build for the monitoring of air pollution effects on forests under Forest Focus Regulation (EC) No 2152/2003. Aggregated maps of mean plot defoliation at NUTS level 2 for Europe can be accessed using the WMS end-points provided below.

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    View Service which contains the aggregated Forest defoliation at NUTS 0 - 2 levels.

Additional information
Last modified 2006-11-30
Issue date 2009-04-27
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Temporal coverage

From: 1997-01-01 – To: 2004-12-31

From: 1982-01-01 – To: 2004-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental monitoring
Geographic information
Data are collected on a grid of permanent plots established over a >20 year timescale. Comparability between countries is the main issue related to quality. Though common methods have been set up, the visual assessment of certain indicators shows clear differences between some ...
Geographic bounding box

70.3° N, 35.0° E, 27.4° S, -28.2° W

Coordinate Reference System WGS 84

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