Mountains and Mountain Forests Global Statistical Summary

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Mountains and Mountain Forests Global Statistical Summary

[edit] Mountain area statistics by region (Km2)

REGION
>= 4500m
3500- 4500m
2500- 3500m
1500- 2500m & slope>=2°
1000- 1500m & slope >=5°/elevation range >300
300-1000m & elevation range >300
TOTAL
North America
197
11417
200830
1092881
1104529
1840140
4249994
Central America
38
968
67127
353586
259367
412215
1093301
Caribbean
32
2809
5528
38322
46691
South America
154542
583848
374380
454417
465061
970707
3002955
Europe
 
225
497886
145838
345255
1222104
2211308
Africa
73
4859
101058
559559
947066
1348382
2960997
Middle East
40363
128790
339954
906461
721135
733836
2870539
Russian Federation
31
1122
31360
360503
947368
2961976
4302360
Far East
1409259
741876
627342
895837
683221
1329942
5687477
Continental South East Asia
170445
107974
97754
211425
330574
931217
1849389
Insular South East Asia
22
4366
34376
120405
157970
599756
916895
Australia
 
 
385
18718
158645
177748
Oceania
 
 
41
7745
29842
118010
155638
Antarctica
17
1119112
4530978
165674
144524
327840
6288145
TOTAL
1774987
2704557
6903118
5277525
6160158
12993092
35813437


[edit] Areas of different forest types occurring in each mountain class (Km2)

Forest Type
>= 4500m
3500- 4500m
2500-3500m
1500-2500m & slope>=2°
1000-1500m & slope >=5° or local elevation range >300
300-1000m & local elevation range >300
TOTAL
Tropical (& subtropical) moist forests
19359
83597
139607
399656
482061
1197610
2321890
Tropical (& subtropical) dry forests
183
15054
35293
50565
107267
343390
551752
Temperate and boreal deciduous needleleaf forests
 
 
151809
547984
788684
1377105
2890544
Temperate and boreal evergreen needleleaf forests
2008
22954
1241
76209
313908
985600
1376958
Temperate and boreal deciduous broadleaf and mixed forests
1713
19832
122858
476865
441055
1275723
2338046
TOTAL
23263
141437
450808
1551279
2132975
5179428
9479190

Sources

Mountains derived from U.S. Geological Survey National Mapping Division, EROS Data Center (EDC) (1996) Global 30 Arc Second Elevation Data (GTOPO30)Forests derived from UNEP-WCMC's global forest cover dataset, an update of Iremonger, S., Ravilious, C. and Quinton, T. (Eds.) (1997). A global overview of forest conservation.


[edit] Reference

  1. Mountain Watch Defining Mountain Regions [1]

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