Land Use Data for Latitude 38.25 Longitude 108.25

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


Ordos Plateau steppe ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Shrubs - Extensive pastoralism
Shrubs - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism
Sparsely vegetated areas - Mod. intensive pastoralism


Temperate drylands



Growing Period (days)

60 to 89
90 to 119

Soil Types

Arenosols (Sandy)
Fluvisols (Soils developed in alluvial deposits)
Gleysols (Soils with clear signs of groundwater influence)
Kastanozems (Dark brown soils rich in organic matter)


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

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

20 to 30
30 to 40

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.