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NPP world map, projected to Patterson Cylindrical Projection.
Description NPP world map, projected to Patterson Cylindrical Projection.
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License Creative Commons License
NPP world map (Patterson) by Tobias Jung is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Original image provided by, downloaded on 2015/07/29 from
Changes: Projected to Patterson Cylindrical, downscaling.
Remarks This figure shows the global distribution of resource consumption as measured by the amount of net primary production (NPP) appropriated by humans. Global annual NPP refers to the total amount of plant growth generated each year. Plant growth may be measured in terms of grams of carbon used to build stems, leaves and roots. The darker areas on the map indicate greater appropriation of NPP by humans. (Quoted from
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This image is in use anymore on this website, it was replaced by the population density example.

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Replacement Date Thumbnail Comment
Wed Jan 01, 2020 The old version was deleted because it showed a wrong Patterson projection.

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