[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='LAND USE/LAND COVER', Variable_Level_1='LAND USE CLASSES']
MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid V005Entry ID: MCD12Q15
Abstract: Decommissioned product.
The MODIS Land Cover Type product contains multiple classification schemes, which describe land cover properties derived from observations spanning a year’s input of Terra and Aqua 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 three non-vegetated land classes.
The MODIS Terra + Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid product incorporates five different land cover 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
Land Cover Type 4: MODIS-derived Net Primary Production (NPP) scheme
Land Cover Type 5: Plant Functional Type (PFT) scheme
V051 Land Cover Type products are produced with revised training data and certain algorithm refinements. For further details, please consult the following paper:
Friedl, M. A., Sulla-Menashe, D., Tan, B., Schneider, A., Ramankutty, N., Sibley, A., andHuang, X. (2010). MODIS Collection 5 global land cover: Algorithm refinements and characterization of new datasets. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 168–182.
V005 Data Set Characteristics (decommissioned):
Image Dimensions: 2400 x 2400 rows/columns
File Size: ~88 MB
Resolution: 500 meters
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (HDF SDS Layers): 16
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC)
Dataset Title: MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500 m SIN Grid V005
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V005Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Latitude Resolution: 500 meters
Longitude Resolution: 500 meters
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 meters - < 1 km
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 This version of the product has been decommissioned.
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...].
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-05-20