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Dataset

 

QESDI: MODIS land cover classification data

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

QUEST projects both used and produced an immense variety of global data sets that needed to be shared efficiently between the project teams. These global synthesis data sets are also a key part of QUEST's legacy, providing a powerful way of communicating the results of QUEST among and beyond the UK Earth System research community.

This dataset contains MODIS land cover classification data.

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

The dataset stored here has been aggregated onto a 10 arc minute grid by Jose Gomez-Dans, working within the QUEST FIREMAFS project.

Citable as:  Gomez-Dans, J. (2009): QESDI: MODIS land cover classification data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/6d02f556f6941a050d2c52ad5ad9f4b0
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: QUEST, QESDI, Land cover, Modis

Details

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http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1251197337828174
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data created from MODIS_classification_IGBP.tiff

File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

Related Documents

 Extended Metadata

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Terra Satellite orbit details
Mobile Platform Operation 2 Aqua Satellite orbit details

Computation Element: 1

Title DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on EOS-TERRA
Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on EOS-TERRA.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIX IGBP Land cover classification
  • standard_name: area_type
  • var_id: landtype
  • names: MODIX IGBP Land cover classification, landcovertype, area_type

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2007-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2007-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°