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MCD12C1

MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006

The Terra and Aqua combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Land Cover Climate Modeling Grid (CMG) (MCD12C1) Version 6 data product provides a spatially aggregated and reprojected version of the tiled MCD12Q1 Version 6 (https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.006) data product. Maps of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), University of Maryland (UMD), and Leaf Area Index (LAI) classification schemes are provided at yearly intervals at 0.05 degree (5,600 meter) spatial resolution for the entire globe from 2001 to 2018. Additionally, sub-pixel proportions of each land cover class in each 0.05 degree pixel is provided along with the aggregated quality assessment information for each of the three land classification schemes. Provided in each MCD12C1 Version 6 Hierarchical Data Format 4 (HDF4) file are layers for Majority Land Cover Type 1-3, Majority Land Cover Type 1-3 Assessment, and Majority Land Cover Type 1-3 Percent. Validation at stage 2 (https://landweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=maturity) has been achieved for MODIS land cover products. Improvements/Changes from Previous Versions * Updated to include the improvements and changes made for the MCD12Q1 Version 6 (https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.006) data product. * Version 6 does not include a Majority Land Cover Type Quality Control (QC) Layer. * Land_Cover_Type_Percent_1, Land_Cover_Type_Percent_2, Land_Cover_Type_Percent_3 layers have up to 17 dimensions and include the sub-pixel proportions of the IGBP, UMD, and LAI classes in each 0.05 degree pixel. * The IGBP classification scheme legend used differs from the legend used for the MCD12Q1 Version 6 data product and can be found on page 16 of the User Guide (https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/documents/101/MCD12_User_Guide_V6.pdf) . * The data product should not be used to determine post-classification land cover change between years due to the uncertainty in the land cover labels for any one year. More information can be found on page 2 of the User Guide (https://lpdaac.usgs.gov/documents/101/MCD12_User_Guide_V6.pdf) .

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