LBA-ECO LC-22 Vegetation Cover Types from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2000-2001
Entry ID: LC22_MODIS_VCF_TREE_COVER

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains proportional estimates for the vegetative cover types of tree cover, herbaceous vegetation, and bare ground over South America for the period 2000-2001. These products were derived from all seven bands of the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor onboard NASA's Terra satellite. A set of 500-m MOD09A1 Surface Reflectance 8-day minimum blue reflectance composites were used as input data. To reduce the presence of cloud shadows, The data were converted to 40-day composites using a second darkest albedo (sum of blue, green, and red bands), and the Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF) algorithmn was utilized (Hansen et al., 2002). The VCF shows how much of a land cover such as forest or grassland exists anywhere on the land surface. The VCF product may depict areas of heterogeneous land cover better than traditional discrete classification schemes which shows where land cover types are concentrated. There are three images provided in GeoTIFF format.

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Description: LBA-ECO LC-22 Vegetation Cover Types from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2000-2001


Geographic Coverage
 N: 16.0 S: -63.0  E: -34.0  W: -82.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: HANSEN, M.C.DEFRIES, R.S.TOWNSHEND, J.R.G.CARROLL, M.DIMICELI, C.SOHLBERG, R.A.
Dataset Title: LBA-ECO LC-22 Vegetation Cover Types from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2000-2001
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1112
Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=1112&term2attribu...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-01
Stop Date: 2001-11-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
LABORATORY    [Information]
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]


Instrument
MODIS >Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
LBA-ECO >NASA's Component of the Large-scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia    [Information]


Keywords
MODIS
FORESTS
LAND COVER
SOUTH AMERICA
BRAZILIAN AMAZON


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://daac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: 1112

Data Center Personnel
Name: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA


Personnel
ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
Contact Address:
ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-12

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