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GCIP/EOP Land Characterization: EROS Data Center Aggregated Land Cover Data

Summary

The land cover classes developed under the coordination of the international Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Data and Information System (IGBP-DIS) have been analyzed for a study area that includes the Conterminous United States and portions of Mexico and Canada. The 1-km resolution data available from the IGBP-DIS global 1 km land cover data set have been analyzed to produce a 20-km resolution grided data set that includes the three most dominant land cover classes within each 20-km grid cell. Additionally, the fractional area associated with each of the three most dominant land cover classes as well as teh area covered by water, was computed for each 20-km grid cell. The fractional green vegetation cover (fgreen) associated with each of the three most dominant land cover classes per grid cell was computed on a monthly basis. The mean and standard deviation of fgreen were developed from monthly values of the normalized difference vegetation index from 5-years (1993, 1995-98) of data derived from 1-km resloution NOAA-AVHRR data.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1993-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 1998-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 52.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 27.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -114.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -84.00

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Kevin P. Gallo <Kevin.P.Gallo@noaa.gov>

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Citation

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U.S. Geological Survey. 2006. GCIP/EOP Land Characterization: EROS Data Center Aggregated Land Cover Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/21.064. Accessed 14 Aug 2020.

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