TBRs, a methodology for the multi-scalar cartographic analysis of the distribution of plant formations

Rafael Cámara Artigas, Fernando Díaz del Olmo, Jose Ramon Martinez Batlle
2020 Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles  
An analytical and cartographic method of biomass distribution and plant formations at a multi-scalar level is developed based on bioclimatic variables extracted from the Thornthwaite Water Balance (WB) and the Bioclimatic Balances (BB) of Montero de Burgos & González Rebollar. As a result, a distribution map involving Types of Bioclimatic Regimens (TBR) is obtained leading to the identification of a multi-scale classification at different levels: zonal (macro-scale) with 5 types, regional
more » ... pes, regional (meso-scale) with 27 types, and local (micro-scale) with 162 plant formations subtypes, conditioned by lithology-soils, the relief exposure to wind or sunstroke respectively and obtained through the combination of TBR and ombroclimates.
doi:10.21138/bage.2915 fatcat:dvhii6o345hdfkazcmn374w5na