MCD12C1_051

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V051

Version 051
  • Abstract
    The Land Cover Type Yearly Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) is a lower spatial resolution (0.05°) product, which provides the dominant land cover type and also the sub-grid frequency distribution of land cover classes. The CMG product (Short name: MCD12C1) is derived using the same algorithm that produces the V051 Global 500 m Land Cover Type product (MCD12Q1). It contains three classification schemes, which describe the land cover properties derived from observations spanning a year’s input of Terra and Aqua MODIS 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 3 non-vegetated land classes. It includes the following three 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 Additional layers include a Land Cover Type Assessment SDS, a Land Cover Percent SDS, and a Land Cover Quality Control SDS. V051 Data Set Characteristics: Area: Global Image Dimensions: LC Type: 3600 x 7200 (rows/columns) LC Percent: rows/columns/number of LC classes File Size: ~1200 MB Resolution: 0.05° (~5600 m) Projection: Geographic Data Type: 8-bit unsigned integer Data Format: HDF-EOS Science Data Sets (HDF SDS Layers): 10
  • Purpose
    Science Research
  • Version Description
    Collection Version 5.1 BU's Reprocessing

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    3

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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER
    • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Terra
    Instruments
    • MODIS
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Aqua
    Instruments
    • MODIS

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) CARTESIAN CARTESIAN
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  • LP DAAC
    ARCHIVER
    Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center

    U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198

    M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time
    • 605-594-6116
    • 605-594-6963
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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/HBSL/BISB/MODAPS
    PROCESSOR
    MODIS Adaptive Processing System, Biospheric Information Systems Branch, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

    NASA/GSFC Code 922
    GREENBELT, Maryland 20771

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