Land Use Data for Latitude 46.25 Longitude 83.25

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Emin Valley steppe ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Shrubs - Extensive pastoralism
Shrubs - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Mixture crops- moderate livestock and large scale irrigation
Agriculture - Large scale Irrigation (>25% pixel size)
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Bare areas - Extensive pastoralism


Boreal drylands
Temperate drylands




Roots tubers

Growing Period (days)

60 to 89

Soil Types

Chernozems (Black soils rich in organic matter)
Calcisols (Substantial accumulation of secondary lime)
Fluvisols (Soils developed in alluvial deposits)
Gleysols (Soils with clear signs of groundwater influence)
Kastanozems (Dark brown soils rich in organic matter)
Phaeozems (Dark soils rich in organic matter)
Solonchaks (Saline)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%
Mountain 1500-2500 m, slope > 2%

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

10 to 20
20 to 30

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Tacheng Polymetallic DepositIron, Petroleum (Oil), Uranium, Coal, Gold

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.