[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: This version of the product was decommissioned on July 24, 2013.
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
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints This version of the product has been decommissioned.
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: 2013-11-04