[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='LAND USE/LAND COVER', Variable_Level_1='LAND COVER']
MODIS/Terra Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V004Entry ID: MOD12Q14
Abstract: This Version 004 MODIS product has been decommissioned.
The Land Cover product, MOD12Q1, will identify 17 classes of land cover in the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) global vegetation classification scheme. This scheme includes 11 natural vegetation classes, 3 developed land classes, one of which is a mosaic with natural vegetation, permanent snow or ice, barren or sparsely ... vegetated, and water. Additional Science Data Set layers for other classification schemes include the University of Maryland modification of the IGBP scheme, the MODIS LAI/fPAR (MOD15) scheme, and the MODIS Net Primary Production (MOD17) scheme. These classes are distinguished with a supervised decision tree classification method. While produced quarterly, the MOD12 classification schemes are multitemporal classes describing land cover properties as observed during the prior year (12 months of input data). Quarterly production of this "annual" product allows us to make new land cover maps with increasing accuracies as both classification techniques and the training site database mature. For land cover change, users should use the Vegetation Cover Conversion product, MOD44, or our land cover dynamics product, MOD12Q2. The latter is expected to appear in spring of 2002, as it requires a year of consistent MODIS data.
V004 Data Set Characteristics (decommissioned):
Area: 10 degrees x 10 degrees lat/long
Size: 1200 x 1200 rows/columns
File Size: ~22 MB
Resolution: 1 kilometer
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS HDF Layers): 16
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 1km SIN Grid V004
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological SurveyOnline Resource: http://lpdaac.usgs.gov
Start Date: 2001-01-01Stop Date: 2012-04-30
Latitude Resolution: 1 km
Longitude Resolution: 1 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality Sensor anomalies may be present.
Access Constraints Golden Month data available upon request.
Use Constraints None.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (Toll Free) (866) 573-3222
Phone: (605) 594-6116
Fax: (605) 594-6963
Email: LPDAAC at usgs.gov
LP DAAC User Services U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, revised 2004, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 261 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/data_p...].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-14