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ESA Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (Land_Cover_cci): Water Bodies Map, v4.0

Latest Data Update: 2016-03-31
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-03-31
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 3 Files | 521MB


As part of the ESA Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project a static map of open water bodies at 150 m spatial resolution at the equator has been produced.

The CCI WB v4.0 is composed of two layers:

1. A static map of open water bodies at 150 m spatial resolution resulting from a compilation and editions of land/water classifications: the Envisat ASAR water bodies indicator, a sub-dataset from the Global Forest Change 2000 - 2012 and the Global Inland Water product.

This product is delivered at 150 m as a stand-alone product but it is consistent with class "Water Bodies" of the annual MRLC (Medium Resolution Land Cover) Maps. The product was resampled to 300 m using an average algorithm. Legend : 1-Land, 2-Water

2. A static map with the distinction between ocean and inland water is now available at 150 m spatial resolution. It is fully consistent with the CCI WB-Map v4.0. Legend: 0-Ocean, 1-Land.

To cite the CCI WB-Map v4.0, please refer to : Lamarche, C.; Santoro, M.; Bontemps, S.; D’Andrimont, R.; Radoux, J.; Giustarini, L.; Brockmann, C.; Wevers, J.; Defourny, P.; Arino, O. Compilation and Validation of SAR and Optical Data Products for a Complete and Global Map of Inland/Ocean Water Tailored to the Climate Modeling Community. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 36.

Citable as:  ESA Land Cover CCI project team; Defourny, P. (2016): ESA Land Cover Climate Change Initiative (Land_Cover_cci): Water Bodies Map, v4.0. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CCI, Water Bodies


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Land Cover project and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

File Format:
Data is in GTiff and NetCDF format. It has a LAT/LON WGS84 projection.

Process overview

  • var_id: crs
  • long_name: terrestrial or water pixel classification
  • standard_name: land_cover_lccs
  • var_id: wb_class
  • names: land_cover_lccs, terrestrial or water pixel classification

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  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • names: longitude
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