Based on MODIS land vegetation cover classification product Sixth Edition (mcd12q1)_ The pan third pole vegetation cover product data set of v06 (2001-2017)

The MODIS Land Cover data (MCD12Q1_v06) is processed according to the data from the Terra and Aqua observations in one year to describe the type of land cover. The land cover dataset contains 17 major land cover types, according to the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP), which includes 11 natural vegetation types, 3 land development and mosaic land types, and 3 non-grass land type definition classes. .

1- Evergreen coniferous forest; 2- Evergreen broad-leaved forest; 3-deciduous coniferous forest; 4-deciduous broad-leaved forest; 5-mixed forest; 6-closed shrublands; 7-open shrublands; 8-woody savannas; 9-savannas; 10 - grasslands; 11- permanent wetlands; 12- croplands; 13 - urban and built-up lands; 14 - croplands/natural vegetation mosaics; 15- Permanent snow and ice; 16-barren; 17-water

In order to facilitate the user's convenience, on the basis of the block data, we will splicing all the blocks in 0-90N and 0-180E without any resampling processing. The dataset has 500 m resolution with Sinusoidal projection.

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Data file naming and use method

2001-2017, one data file per year,Ptpe_landcover_2001_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2002_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2003_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2004_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2005_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2006_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2007_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2008_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2009_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2010_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2011_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2012_mosaic.hdfPtpe_landcover_2013_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2014_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2015_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2016_mosaic.hdf,Ptpe_landcover_2017_mosaic.hdf

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HE Yongli. Based on MODIS land vegetation cover classification product Sixth Edition (mcd12q1)_ The pan third pole vegetation cover product data set of v06 (2001-2017). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Friedl, M., Sulla-Menashe, D. (2015). MCD12Q1 MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V006 [Data set]. NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC. doi: 10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q1.006( View Details | Bibtex)

Using this data, the data citation is required to be referenced and the related literatures are suggested to be cited.

Support Program

Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road-A CAS Strategic Priority A Program (No:XDA20000000)

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Geographic coverage
East: 180.00 West: 0.00
South: 0.00 North: 90.00
  • Temporal resolution: Yearly
  • Spatial resolution: m
  • File size: 15,130 MB
  • Browse count: 106 Times
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  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2001-01-01 To 2017-12-31
  • Updated time: 2019-07-22
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