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Global map of the main rock types exposed on the continental areas (present day).
This map has been constructed and digitized from synthetic lithological and soil maps published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-UNESCO) for each continent, and from additional other sources. The resolution is one by one degree. Six different rock types are distinguished: sands and sandstones, carbonate rocks, shales, plutonic and metamorphic rocks, acid volcanic rocks, basalts.
Data acquisition : from 1993 to 2003
Data provision : 1 Jan 2003
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Creation : 30 Aug 2016
University: master, Research, Informal Education
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