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Dataset

 

QUEST- FireMAFS MODIS IGBP Land cover classification

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-09-21
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

FireMAFS was led by Prof Martin Wooster (Kings College, London) as part of QUEST Theme 3 (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System) project. The objective of FireMAFS was to resolve limitations of fire modelling by developing a robust method to forecast fire activity (fire 'danger' indices, ignition probabilities, burnt area, fire intensity etc), via a process-based model of fire-vegetation interactions, tested, improved, and constrained. This used a state-of-the-art EO data products and driven by seasonal weather forecasts issued with many months lead-time.

This dataset contains the MODIS Land Cover Type product multiple classification schemes, which describe land cover properties derived from observations spanning a year’s input of Terra and Aqua data. The data are stored in a 10 arc minute grid.

Citable as:  Wooster, M. (2014): QUEST- FireMAFS MODIS IGBP Land cover classification. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/aaa8bc3bbc355e950b601f06e4f8cd47
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: QUEST, FireMAFS, Fire, modelling, forecasting

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_da20ad66-41d3-11e4-9d25-00163e251233
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Data lineage:

Data provided through the NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) QUEST (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System) program, for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Not known.
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

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 UCL MODIS land cover algorithm
Abstract UCL MODIS land cover algorithm
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Barren or sparsely vegetated
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • var_id: barren
  • units: 1
  • names: barren, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Barren or sparsely vegetated, area_fraction
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Closed shrublands
  • var_id: closed_shrub
  • units: 1
  • names: area_fraction, closed_shrub, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Closed shrublands
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Cropland/Natural vegetation mosaic
  • var_id: cropland_natural
  • names: area_fraction, cropland_natural, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Cropland/Natural vegetation mosaic
  • var_id: croplands
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Croplands
  • names: area_fraction, croplands, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Croplands
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Deciduous Broad-leaf forest
  • var_id: deciduous_broad
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Deciduous Broad-leaf forest, deciduous_broad
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Deciduous Needle-leaf forest
  • var_id: deciduous_needle
  • units: 1
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Deciduous Needle-leaf forest, deciduous_needle
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Evergreen Broad-leaf forest
  • var_id: evergreen_broad
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Evergreen Broad-leaf forest, evergreen_broad
  • var_id: evergreen_needle
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Evergreen Needle-leaf forest
  • names: area_fraction, evergreen_needle, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Evergreen Needle-leaf forest
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Grasslands
  • var_id: grasslands
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • names: area_fraction, grasslands, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Grasslands
  • standard_name: area_type
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Index of most common class
  • var_id: igbp_class
  • units: 1
  • names: area_type, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Index of most common class, igbp_class
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Mixed forest
  • var_id: mixed_forest
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Mixed forest, mixed_forest
  • var_id: open_shrub
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Open shrublands
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Open shrublands, open_shrub
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Permanent snow and ice
  • var_id: snow_ice
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • names: area_fraction, snow_ice, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Permanent snow and ice
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Permanent wetlands
  • var_id: permanent_wetlands
  • units: 1
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Permanent wetlands, permanent_wetlands
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Savannas
  • var_id: savannas
  • names: area_fraction, savannas, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Savannas
  • var_id: urban
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Urban and built-up
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Urban and built-up, urban
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Water
  • var_id: water
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • names: area_fraction, water, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Water
  • standard_name: area_fraction
  • long_name: MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Woody savannas
  • var_id: woody_savannas
  • units: 1
  • names: area_fraction, MODIS IGBP Land cover classification: Woody savannas, woody_savannas

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2008-04-13T23:00:00
End time:
2013-07-13T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
89.9750°
 
-179.9167°
 
179.9170°
 
-89.9167°