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Citation
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Title Anthropogenic influence
Alternate Title Hemeroby [67]
Publication Date 2008-04-30
Abstract Hemeroby indicates the degree of anthropogenous influence on the environment. It takes into account all human activities and is thus an integrative unit (Steinhardt et al. 1999). In our case, each Corine Land Cover type was assigned a hemeroby value. Types that are unaffected by anthropogenous influences were given a value of 1, non-natural systems a value of 7. Systems without anthropogenous influences include glaciers and virgin rocky areas; a hemeroby value of 7 was applied to industrial areas and densely built-up settlement areas. Forests were assigned hemeroby values of 2-3, agricultural areas values between 3 (pastures) and 5 (permanent cultivation, arable areas) depending on their type of use. On the basis of these assignments, an area-weighted hemeroby value was calculated for each municipality. A low hemeroby value means that natural types of environment dominate in that municipality, high values point to a municipal area that is mainly shaped by human impact.
Purpose Interreg IIIb Alpine Space: Project DIAMONT
Status completed
Language eng
Responsible party
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Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator
Keywording
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Topic environment
Gemet Keyword (1)
English environmental impact
German Umweltbelastung
French impact sur l'environnement
Italian impatto ambientale
Slovenian vpliv na okolje
original GEMET: 2829
Gemet Keyword (2)
English anthropic activity
German Anthropogene Aktivität
French action anthropique
Italian azione antropica
Slovenian človekova dejavnost
original GEMET: 468
Gemet Keyword (3)
English GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Spatial Data
Representation textTable
Temporal extent
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Timeframe Begin: 2005 End: 2005
Data quality
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Scope level nonGeographicDataset
Lineage statement AT - DE - FR - IT - LI - SI
EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0).
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover 2000 (CLC2000) 100 m.
CH EuroGeographics (2005): Seamless Administrative Boundaries of Europe (SABE2004 v1.0)
European Environment Agency (2005): Corine land cover (CLC1990) Switzerland.
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Format csv
Distributor address
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Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator