GLiM - Global Lithological Map
The GLiM v1.0 has been developed as tool for global modeling in a detail yet unmatched. The database contains about 1,2 million polygons. The "average" resolution is 1:3 750 000. The map is about 100 times more detailed than previous global lithological maps.
The original GIS data are downloadable using the link of CCGM.ORG
A 3D viewer of the map is available HERE
An article presenting the map has been published and a 0.5° raster version of the map is downloadable from PANGEA archive.
Selected publications from the project
Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Moosdorf, N. Hartmann, J., Dürr, H.H., Manning, A.H., van Beek, L.P.H., & Jellinek, A.M., 2011, Mapping permeability over the surface of the Earth: Geophys. Res. Lett., 38: L02401. (Link)
Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J. & Dürr, H.H., (2010). Lithological composition of the North American continent and implications of lithological map resolution for dissolved silica flux modeling. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 11:Q11003. (Link)
Jansen, N., Hartmann, J., Lauerwald, R., Dürr, H.H., Kempe, S., Loos, S. & Middelkoop, H., 2010. Dissolved silica mobilization in the conterminous USA. Chemical Geology, 270(1-4):90-109 (Link).
Hartmann, J., Jansen, N., Dürr, H.H., Harashima, A., Okubo, K. & Kempe, S., 2010. Predicting riverine dissolved silica fluxes into coastal zones from a hyperactive region and analysis of their first order controls. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 99(1): 207-230 (Link)
Hartmann, J., Jansen, N., Kempe, S. & Dürr, H.H., 2007. Geochemistry of the river rhine and the upper danube: Recent trends and lithological influence on baselines. Journal of Environmental Science for Sustainable Society, 1: 39-46.(Link)