GFCC30WC v001

Global Forest Cover Change (GFCC) Water Cover 2000 Global 30 m

PI: John Townshend


The Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC) archives and distributes Global Forest Cover Change (GFCC) data products through the NASA Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) Program. The GFCC Water Cover 2000 Global dataset provides surface-water information at 30 meter spatial resolution. This dataset was derived from waterbodies in the GFCC Tree Cover (GFCC30TC) and Forest Cover Change (GFCC30FCC) products based on a classification-tree model. Data are available for selected dates between June 1999 and January 2003. GFCC30WC follows the Worldwide Reference System-2 tiling scheme. Additional details regarding the methodology used to create the data are available in the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).

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Collection and Granule


Characteristic Description
CollectionMEaSUREs GFCC
File Size~80 MB
Temporal ResolutionOther
Temporal Extent1999-06-29 to 2003-01-14
Spatial ExtentGlobal
Coordinate SystemUniversal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
DatumWorld Geodetic System (WGS84)
File FormatGeoTIFF
Geographic Dimensions170 km x 183 km


Characteristic Description
Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers1
Columns/RowsVaries by scene
Pixel Size30 m

Layers / Variables

SDS Name Description Units Data Type Fill Value No Data Value Valid Range Scale Factor
WC Water Cover N/A 8-bit unsigned integer 0 0 1 to 255 N/A

Water Cover Values

Value Description
0 No Data
1 Land
2 Water
4 Snow/Ice
200 Cloud Shadow
201 Cloud

About the image

Global Forest Cover Change (GFCC) water cover data from the GFCC30WC product over Brazil, July 31, 2000.

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User Guide
Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)

Using the Data

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DOI: 10.5067/MEaSUREs/GFCC/GFCC30WC.001