[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='LAND USE/LAND COVER', Variable_Level_1='LAND USE CLASSES']
MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V005Entry ID: MCD12C15
Abstract: Decommissioned product.
The Land Cover Type Yearly Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) is a lower spatial resolution (0.05°) product, which provides the dominant land cover type and also the sub-grid frequency distribution of land cover classes. The CMG product (Short name: MCD12C1) is derived using the same algorithm that produces the Global 500 m Land Cover Type product (MCD12Q1). It contains three ... classification schemes, which describe the land cover properties derived from observations spanning a year’s input of Terra and Aqua MODIS data. The primary land cover scheme identifies 17 land cover classes defined by the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), which includes 11 natural vegetation classes, 3 developed and mosaicked land classes, and 3 non-vegetated land classes. It includes the following three classification schemes, derived through a supervised decision-tree classification method:
Land Cover Type 1: IGBP global vegetation classification scheme
Land Cover Type 2: University of Maryland (UMD) scheme
Land Cover Type 3: MODIS-derived LAI/FPAR scheme
Additional layers include a Land Cover Type Assessment SDS, a Land Cover Percent SDS, and a Land Cover Quality Control SDS.
V005 Data Set Characteristics (decommissioned):
LC Type: 3600 x 7200 (rows/columns)
LC Percent: rows/columns/number of LC classes
File Size: ~1200 MB
Resolution: 0.05° (~5600 m)
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (HDF SDS Layers): 10
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive CenterLand Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V005
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V005Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Latitude Resolution: 5600 m
Longitude Resolution: 5600 m
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=...
Access Constraints Decommissioned product.
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: 2013-10-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-05-20