LP DAAC Releases MODIS Version 6.1 Land Cover Dynamics Data Product

Jun 07, 2022

The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) is pleased to announce the availability of the Terra and Aqua combined Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Version 6.1 Land Cover Dynamics data product. The MCD12Q2 V6.1 data product provides global land surface phenology metrics at 500 meters spatial resolution in yearly intervals from 2001 to 2020. Improvements to the MCD12Q2 V6.1 data product include a better approach to snow filtering and improved latency for product generation.

A citation containing the Digital Object Identifier is provided below.

Friedl, M., J. Gray, D. Sulla-Menashe. MODIS/Terra+Aqua Land Cover Dynamics Yearly L3 Global 500m SIN Grid V061. 2022, distributed by NASA EOSDIS Land Processes DAAC, https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MCD12Q2.061. Accessed YYYY-MM-DD.

The data are available for download through Data Pool and NASA’s Earthdata Search.

Have questions? Please contact LP DAAC User Services.