MODIS/TERRA LAND COVER TYPE YEARLY L3 GLOBAL 0.05DEG CMG V004Entry ID: MOD12C14
Abstract: Decommissioned product.
The MODIS/Terra Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG product (MOD12C1) contains three multi temporal classification schemes describing land cover properties at a 0.05 degree spatial resolution over one year (12 months of input data) periods. Each classification is accompanied by associated science data sets (SDSs) defining Land Cover Assessment, Land Cover ... Percentage, and Land Cover QC.
The first Land Cover classification scheme identifies the 17 classes of land cover defined by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). The second Land Cover classification scheme is specific to MODIS Land Product development at the University of Maryland and is a version of the IGBP modified to exclude wetlands, vegetation mosaic, and snow information. The third Land Cover classification scheme is the input for the MODIS LAI/fPAR product, MOD15A2, which emphasizes vegetation classes.
The Land Cover QC SDS marks each pixel with bit-encoded, high-level QC information related to production. The Land Cover Assessment SDS imparts a confidence value to the classification of each pixel. Land Cover Percentage is a multidimensional SDS that displays what percentage of each pixel is covered by a given Land Cover type, for example there is a data layer identifying how much of a pixel contains water, another data layer identifying how much of a pixel contains grasslands, or other land types.
V004 Data Set Characteristics (decommissioned):
Image Dimensions: 3D LC Percent (row/column/# of LC Classes)
Size: 3600 x 7200 rows columns
Average File Size: 1200 MB
Resolution: 0.05 degree (~5600m)
Data Type: 8-Bit Unsigned Integer
Data Format: HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (SDS): 10
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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 0.05DEG CMG V004
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: V004Online Resource: https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/
Start Date: 2001-01-01Stop Date: 2012-04-30
Latitude Resolution: 0.05 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.05 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality Sensor anomalies may be present.
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: 2014-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-05-20