Global Land Cover Characterization Program

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Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: 19971101
Title: Global Land Cover Characterization Program
Edition: 1.2
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Publisher: USGS
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Online_Linkage: http://landcover.usgs.gov/glcc/
Description:
Abstract:
The Global Land Cover Characterization Project was established to meet science data requirements identified by the International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the U. S. Global Change Research Program. The overall goal is to produce flexible large-area land cover databases to meet evolving requirements of the earth science research community. The project was implemented by the United States Geological Survey/EROS Data Center (EDC), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and the Joint Research (JRC) of European Commission. This effort is part of the National Aeronautic's and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System Pathfinder Program. Funding for the project was provided by the USGS, NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) , and the United Nations Environment Programme. The data base has been adopted by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Data and Information System office (IGBP-DIS) to fill its requirement for a global 1-km land cover data set. [Summary provided by the USGS.]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Anderson, J.R., Hardy, E.E., Roach J.T., and Witmer R.E., 1976, A land use and land cover classification system for use with remote sensor data: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 964, 28 p.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Belward, A.S., ed., 1996, The IGBP-DIS global 1 km land cover data set (DISCover)-proposal and implementation plans: IGBP-DIS Working Paper No. 13, Toulouse, France, 61 p.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Brown, J.F., Loveland, T.R., Merchant, J.W., Reed, B.C., and Ohlen, D.O., 1993, Using multisource data in global land cover characterization: concepts, requirements and methods: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 59, p. 977-987.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Brown, J.F., Reed, B.C, and Huewe L., in press. Advanced strategy for multi-source analysis and visualization in land cover characterization, in Proceedings, Pecora 13, Human Interactions with the Environment: Perspectives From Space.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Defense Mapping Agency, 1992, Development of the Digital Chart of the World: Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office.
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REFERENCE: Dickinson, R.E., Henderson-Sellers, A., Kennedy, P.J., and Wilson, M.F., 1986, Biosphere-atmosphere transfer scheme (BATS) for the NCAR community climate model: NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN275+STR, Boulder, CO. 69 p.
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REFERENCE: Eidenshink, J.C. and Faundeen, J.L., 1994, The 1 km AVHRR global land data set-first stages in implementation: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 15, no. 17, p. 3,443-3,462.
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REFERENCE: Kelly, P.M. and White, J.M., 1993, Preprocessing remotely sensed data for efficient analysis and classification, in SPIE Vol. 1963, Applications of artificial intelligence, 1993--knowledge-based systems in aerospace and industry, p. 2,430-2,439
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REFERENCE: Loveland, T.R., Merchant, J.W., Brown, J.F., Ohlen, D.O., Reed, B.C., Olson,P., and Hutchinson, J., 1995, Seasonal land-cover regions of the United States: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 85, no. 2, p. 339-355.
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REFERENCE: Loveland, T.R., Merchant, J.W., Ohlen, D.O. and Brown, J.F., 1991, Development of a land-cover characteristics database for the conterminous U.S.: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 57, no. 11, p. 1,453-1,463.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Loveland, T.R., Ohlen, D.O., Brown, J.F., Reed, B.C., Zhu, Z., Merchant, J.W., and Yang, L., in press. Western hemisphere land cover-progress toward a global land cover characteristics database, in Proceedings, Pecora 13, Human Interventions with the Environment: Perspectives From Space.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Moody, A., and Strahler, A.H., 1994, Characteristics of composited AVHRR data and problems in their classification: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 15, no. 17, p. 3,473-3,491.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Olson, J.S., 1994a, Global ecosystem framework-definitions: USGS EROS Data Center Internal Report, Sioux Falls, SD, 37 p.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 1994b, Global ecosystem framework-translation strategy: USGS EROS Data Center Internal Report, Sioux Falls, SD, 39 p.
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REFERENCE: Reed, B.C., Brown, J.F., VanderZee, D., Loveland, T.R., Merchant, J.W., and Ohlen, D.O., 1994, Variability of land cover phenology in the United States: Journal of Vegetation Science, v. 5, p. 703-714.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Running, S.W., Loveland, T.R., Pierce, L.L., R.R. Nemani, and Hunt, E.R., 1995, A remote sensing based vegetation classification logic for global land cover analysis: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 51, p. 3,948-3,952.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Sellers, P.J., Mintz, Y., Sud, Y.C., and Dalcher A., 1986, A simple biosphere model (SiB) for use within general circulation models: Journal of Atmospheric Science, v. 43, p. 505-531.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Sellers, P.J., Randall, D.A., Collatz, G.J., Berry, J.A., Field, C.B., Dazlich, D.A., Zhang, C., Collelo, G.D., and Bounoua, L., 1996, A revised land surface parameterization (SiB2) for atmospheric GCMs - Part I-model formulation: Journal of Climate, v. 9, p. 676-705.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Steinwand, D.R., 1994, Mapping raster imagery to the Interrupted Goode Homolosine projection: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 15, no. 17, p. 3,463-3,472.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Steinwand, D.R., Hutchinson, J.A., and Snyder, J.P. ,1995, Map projections for global and continental data sets and an analysis of pixel distortion caused by reprojection: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 61, p.1,487-1,497.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Zhu, Z., and Yang, L., 1996, Characteristics of the 1-km AVHRR data set for North America: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 17, p. 1,915-1,924.
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Beginning_Date: 19920401
Ending_Date: 19930301
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Contact_Person_Primary:
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-2713
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cgiri@usgs.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: clementb@usgs.gov
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-252-4547
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040716
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130603
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Address: Global Change Master Directory
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