Geoecology: a county-level environmental data base for the conterminous United States

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The Geoecology Data Base represents a unique compilation of computerized environmental data for research and development needs. Environmental assessment and planning for energy development require rapid access to data at appropriate spatial and temporal scales. In the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), we have developed an integrated data base of diverse environmental resource information from extant sources. Data are stored at the county level of resolution for the conterminous United States with some data available for subcounty units within larger, more diverse eastern counties. The Geoecology Data Base contains selected data on terrain and soils, ... continued below

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Olson, R.J.; Emerson, C.J. & Nungesser, M.K. September 1, 1980.

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The Geoecology Data Base represents a unique compilation of computerized environmental data for research and development needs. Environmental assessment and planning for energy development require rapid access to data at appropriate spatial and temporal scales. In the Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), we have developed an integrated data base of diverse environmental resource information from extant sources. Data are stored at the county level of resolution for the conterminous United States with some data available for subcounty units within larger, more diverse eastern counties. The Geoecology Data Base contains selected data on terrain and soils, water resources, forestry, vegetation, agriculture, land use, wildlife, air quality, climate, natural areas, and endangered species. Basic files on human population are also included to complement the environmental files. Data are stored in metric-SI units. The Geoecology Data Base is currently fulfilling diverse ongoing research needs while it is being expanded and updated as needs and new data are identified. This report is both a documentation and a user's guide to the Geoecology Data Base. It describes the Data Base design, illustrates applications, provides examples of accessing the Data Base, and gives general information on the data set contents.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-7351
  • Report No.: ESD-1537
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/5132268 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5132268
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1056802

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Olson, R.J.; Emerson, C.J. & Nungesser, M.K. Geoecology: a county-level environmental data base for the conterminous United States, report, September 1, 1980; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056802/: accessed August 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.