Spatial patterns of land cover in the United States
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Spatial patterns of land cover in the United States a technical document supporting the Forest Service 2010 RPA assessment by Kurt H. Ritters

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Published by Southern Research Station in Ashville, NC .
Written in English


  • Land cover,
  • Spatial ecology,
  • Statistics

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Edition Notes

StatementKurt H. Ritters
SeriesGeneral technical report -- SRS-136
LC ClassificationsQH541.15.S62 R58 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 64 pages ;
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25314704M
LC Control Number2011388467

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