Translation resolution of a grid of the Vegetation of Australia (AUSLIG, 1990)a to the vegetation classification (TEMVEG) used by the Terrestrial  Ecosystem Model.
Map Code TEMVEG AUSLIG's Description of Vegetation Type
TALL TREES (Greater than 30 meters high)
xT4 -- Tall closed forest (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
Tall open forest (30 - 70% foliage cover)
eT3L 33 Eucalyptus tall trees with low trees and tall shrubs
eT3M 33 Eucalyptus tall trees with medium trees
eT3S 33 Eucalyptus tall trees with tall shrubs
xT2 -- Tall woodland (10 30% foliage cover)
MEDIUM TREES (10 - 30 meters high)
Closed forest (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
nM4 33 Nothofagus medium trees
xM4 16,33b Medium trees of mixed species
Open forest (30 - 70% foliage cover)
cM3L 33 Casuarina medium trees with low trees
cwM3L 33 Medium trees of Casuarina and Acacia with low trees
eM3G 18,33b Eucalyptus medium trees with tussocky or tufted grasses
eM3L 18,33b Eucalyptus medium trees with low trees
eM3S 33 Eucalyptus medium trees with tall shrubs
eM3Z 18,33b Eucalyptus medium trees with low shrubs
pM3 33 Coniferous medium trees
wM3 33 Acacia medium trees
wM3L 33 Acacia medium trees with low trees
wcM3L 33 Medium trees of Acacia and Casuarina with low trees
weM3 33 Medium trees of Acacia and Eucalyptus
Woodland (10 - 30% foliage cover)
eM2G 14,31b Eucalyptus medium trees with tussocky or tufted grasses
eM2H 14 Eucalyptus medium trees with hummock grasses
eM2L 14,31b Eucalyptus medium trees with low trees
eM2S 19 Eucalyptus medium trees with tall shrubs
eM2Z 19 Eucalyptus medium trees with low shrubs
epM2G 14,31b Medium trees of Eucalyptus and conifers with tussocky or tufted grasses
epM2L 19 Medium trees of Eucalyptus and conifers with low trees
epM2S 19 Medium trees of Eucalyptus and conifers with tall shrubs
ewM2G 31 Medium trees of Eucalyptus and Acacia with tussocky or tufted grasses
ewM2L 19 Medium trees of Eucalyptus and Acacia with low trees
ewM2S 19 Medium trees of Eucalyptus and Acacia with tall shrubs
peM2G 31 Medium trees of conifers and Eucalyptus with tussocky or tufted grasses
peM2S 19 Medium trees of conifers and Eucalyptus with tall shrubs
Open Woodland (Less than 10% foliage cover)
eM1aG 31 Eucalyptus medium trees with Mitchell grass (Astrebla)
eM1wL 19 Eucalyptus medium trees with Acacia low trees
eM1wpL 19 Eucalyptus medium trees with low trees consisting of Acacia and conifers
eM1xL 19 Eucalyptus medium trees with low trees consisting of mixed species
eM1yG 14,31b Eucalyptus medium trees with grasses
LOW TREES ( Less than 10 meters high)
Low closed forest (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
xL4 19 Low trees of mixed species
Low open forest (30 - 70% foliage cover)
eL3G 14 Eucalyptus low trees with tussocky or tufted grasses
eL3Z 19 Eucalyptus low trees with low shrubs
wL3 19 Acacia low trees
xL3Z 19 Mixed low trees with low shrubs
Low woodland (10 - 30% foliage cover)
bL2Z 19 Banksia low trees with low shrubs
cL2Z 19 Casuarina low trees with low shrubs
crL2G 31 Low trees of Casuarina and rosewood (Heterodendrum) with tussocky or tufted grasses
crL2Z 19 Low trees of Casuarina and rosewood (Heterodendrum) with low shrubs
eL2G 14,31b Eucalyptus low trees with tussocky or tufted grasses
eL2H 14 Eucalyptus low trees with hummock grasses
eL2S 19 Eucalyptus low trees with tall shrubs
eL2Z 19 Eucalyptus low trees with low shrubs
ebL2Z 19 Low trees of Eucalyptus and Banksia with low shrubs
emL2G 14 Low trees of Eucalyptus and Melaleuca with tussocky or tufted grasses
epL2S 19 Low trees of Eucalyptus and conifers with tall shrubs
epL2Z 19 Low trees of Eucalyptus and conifers with low shrubs
ewL2G 31 Low trees of Eucalyptus and Acacia with tussocky or tufted grasses
mL2G 14 Melaleuca low trees with tussocky or tufted grasses
wL2 14,31b Acacia low trees
wL2G 19 Acacia low trees with tussocky or tufted grasses
wL2H 14 Acacia low trees with hummock grasses
wL2S 19 Acacia low trees with tall shrubs
wL2Z 19 Acacia low trees with low shrubs
wcL2Z 19 Low trees of Acacia and Casuarina with low shrubs
weL2G 14,31b Low trees of Acacia and Eucalyptus with tussocky or tufted grasses
weL2S 19 Low trees of Acacia and Eucalyptus with tall shrubs
weL2Z 19 Low trees of Acacia and Eucalyptus with low shrubs
xL2G 14,31b Low trees of mixed species with tussocky or tufted grasses
Low open woodland (Less than 10% foliage cover)
cL1ewS 19 Casuarina low trees with tall shrubs consisting of Eucalyptus and Acacia
cL1kZ 15 Casuarina low trees with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
cL1tH 15 Casuarina low trees with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
cL1wS 19 Casuarina low trees with Acacia tall shrubs
cL1yG 31 Casuarina low trees with grasses
crL1kZ 15 Low trees of Casuarina and rosewood (Heterodendrum) with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
crL1yG 31 Low trees of Casuarina and rosewood (Heterodendrum) with grasses
eL1 15 Eucalyptus low trees
eL1dG 14 Eucalyptus low trees with bluegrass (Dichanthium)
eL1kF 31 Eucalyptus low trees with Chenopodiaceae herbs
eL1tG 14 Eucalyptus low trees with Triodia and/or Plectrachne tussocky or tufted grasses
eL1tH 14,15c Eucalyptus low trees with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
eL1wS 19 Eucalyptus low trees with Acacia tall shrubs
eL1xS 19 Eucalyptus low trees with mixed tall shrubs
eL1xZ 15 Eucalyptus low trees with mixed low shrubs
eL1yG 14,31b Eucalyptus low trees with an understory of grasses
ecL1tH 15 Low trees of Eucalyptus and Casuarina with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
ecL1wS 19 Low trees of Eucalyptus and Casuarina with Acacia tall shrubs
epL1wS 19 Low trees of Eucalyptus and conifers with Acacia tall shrubs
ewL1yG 31 Low trees of Eucalyptus and Acacia with grasses
mL1yG 14,31b Melaleuca low trees with grasses
mcL1xZ 15 Low trees of Melaleuca and Casuarina with mixed low shrubs
meL1yG 14 Low trees of Melaleuca and Eucalyptus with grasses
oL1tH 14 Desert walnut (Owenia) low trees with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
pL1wS 19 Coniferous low trees with Acacia tall shrubs
qL1kZ 15 Sugarwood (Myoporum) low trees with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
qcL1kZ 15 Low trees of sugarwood (Myoporum) and Casuarina with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
wL1 15 Acacia low trees
wL1aG 14,31b Acacia low trees with Mitchell grass (Astrebla)
wL1dG 14 Acacia low trees with bluegrass (Dichanthium)
wL1kF 31 Acacia low trees with Chenopodiaceae herbs
wL1kZ 15 Acacia low trees with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
wL1yG 14 Acacia low trees with grasses
wcL1kZ 15 Low trees of Acacia and Casuarina with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
weL1kF 31 Low trees of Acacia and Eucalyptus with Chenopodiaceae herbs
xL1kZ 15 Mixed low trees with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
xL1tH 14 Mixed low trees with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
xL1xS 19 Mixed low trees with mixed tall shrubs
xL1xZ 15 Mixed low trees with mixed low shrubs
xL1yG 14,31b Mixed low trees with grasses
TALL SHRUBS (Greater than 2 meters high)
S4 -- Closed scrub (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
Open scrub (30 70% foliage cover)
cS3Z 35 Casuarina tall shrub with low shrubs
cwS3Z 35 Tall shrubs of Casuarina and Acacia with low shrubs
eS3G 35 Eucalyptus tall shrubs with tussocky or tufted grasses
ecS3Z 35 Tall shrubs of Eucalyptus and Casuarina with low shrubs
wS3H 14 Acacia tall shrubs with hummock grasses
wS3Z 35 Acacia tall shrubs with low shrubs
wcS3Z 35 Tall shrubs of Acacia and Casuarina with low shrubs
xS3Z 35 Mixed tall shrubs with low shrubs
Tall shrubland (10 - 30% foliage cover)
eS2H 19 Eucalyptus tall shrubs with hummock grasses
eS2Z 35 Eucalyptus tall shrubs with low shrubs
wS2F 15 Acacia tall shrubs with herbaceous plants
wS2G 15 Acacia tall shrubs with tussocky or tufted grasses
wS2H 15 Acacia tall shrubs with hummock grasses
wS2Z 15 Acacia tall shrubs with low shrubs
xS2Z 15 Mixed tall shrubs with low shrubs
Tall open shrubland (Less than 10% foliage cover)
eS1tH 15 Eucalyptus tall shrubs with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
eS1xZ 35 Eucalyptus tall shrubs with mixed low shrubs
ewS1tH 15 Tall shrubs of Eucalyptus and Acacia with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
hS1tH 15 Hakea tall shrubs with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
wS1kZ 15 Acacia tall shrubs with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
wS1tH 15 Acacia tall shrubs with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
wS1xZ 15 Acacia tall shrubs with mixed low shrubs
wS1yG 15 Acacia tall shrubs with grasses
weS1tH 15 Tall shrubs of Acacia and Eucalyptus with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
whS1yG 15 Tall shrubs of Acacia and Hakea with grasses
xS1kZ 15 Mixed tall shrubs with Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
xS1tH 15 Mixed tall shrubs with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
xS1yG 15 Mixed tall shrubs with grasses
LOW SHRUBS (Less than 2 meters high)
Z4 -- Closed heath (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
Open heath (30 - 70% foliage cover)
bcZ3 15 Low shrubs of Banksia and Casuarina
xZ3 35 Mixed low shrubs
xZ3G 19 Mixed low shrubs with tussocky or tufted grasses
Low shrubland (10 30% foliage cover)
kZ2 15 Chenopodiaceae low shrubs
kZ2F 15 Chenopodiaceae low shrubs with herbaceous plants
kZ2G 15 Chenopodiaceae low shrubs with tussocky or tufted grasses
xZ2 15 Mixed low shrubs
Low open shrubland (Less than 10% foliage cover)
KZ1kF 15 Chenopodiaceae low shrubs with Chenopodiaceae herbs
KZ1xF 15 Chenopodiaceae low shrubs with mixed herbs
KZ1yG 15 Chenopodiaceae low shrubs with grasses
wZ1 15 Acacia low shrubs
wZ1tH 15 Acacia low shrubs with Triodia and/or Plectrachne hummock grasses
wZ1yG 15 Acacia low shrubs with grasses
xZ1yG 15 Mixed low shrubs with grasses
HUMMOCK GRASSES
Hummock grassland (10 - 30% foliage cover)
tH2 13 Triodia and/or Plectrachne
xH2 13 Mixed grasses
TUSSOCKY OR TUFTED GRASSES AND GRANINOIDS
Closed tussock grassland or closed sedgeland (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
gG4 12 Graminoids
gyG4 12 Graminoids and other grasses
yG4 12 Other grasses
Tussock grassland or sedgeland (30 - 70% foliage cover)
aG3 13 Mitchell grass (Astrebla)
dG3 12 Bluegrass (Dichantium)
gG3 12 Graminoids
sG3 12 Stipa
yG3 13 Other grasses
Open tussock grassland (10 - 30% foliage cover)
aG2 13 Mitchell grass (Astrebla)
yG2 13 Other grasses
Sparse open tussock grassland (10 - 30% foliage cover)
yG1 13 Other grasses
OTHER HERBACEOUS PLANTS
F4 -- Dense sown pasture (Greater than 70% foliage cover)
F3 -- Sown pasture (30 - 70% foliage cover)
F2 -- Open herbfield (10 - 30% foliage cover)
F1 -- Sparse open herbfield ( Less than 10% foliage cover)
kF1 15 Chenopodiaceae herbs
blue 29 Littoral complex (Intertidal mosaic of mangroves, low shrubs, herbaceous plants. bare salt flats, etc.)
white -36 No Vegetation (Lakes and salt flats)

Dashes indicate vegetation types which are never dominant at the 0.50 long x 0.50lat grid cell resolution.

a Australian Surveying and Land Information Group. 1990. Atlas of Australian Resources. Vol. 6. Vegetation. R. D. Rubie, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.

b Forests and savannas north of 25° S latitude are defined as tropical and those south of this latitude are defined as temperate.

c Vegetation classified as eL1tH are defined either as tropical savanna (TEMVEG = 14) or arid shrubland based on location.