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 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 2017. 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 has been achieved for MODIS land cover products.
|File Size||~1.2 GB|
|Temporal Extent||2001-01-01 to 2017-12-31|
|Coordinate System||Geographic Latitude and Longitude|
|Number of Science Dataset (SDS) Layers||9|
|Columns/Rows||7200 x 3600|
|Pixel Size||5600 m|
|SDS Name||Description||Units||Data Type||Fill Value||No Data Value||Valid Range||Scale Factor||Additional Offset|
|Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1||Most likely IGBP class for each 0.05 degree pixel||Class||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 16||N/A||N/A|
|Majority_Land_Cover_Type_1_Assessment||Majority IGBP class conﬁdence||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 100||N/A||N/A|
|Land_Cover_Type_1_Percent¹||Percent cover of each IGBP class at each pixel||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 100||N/A||N/A|
|Majority_Land_Cover_Type_2||Most likely UMD class for each 0.05 degree pixel||Class||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 15||N/A||N/A|
|Majority_Land_Cover_Type_2_Assessment||Majority UMD class conﬁdence (ﬁlled with land/water mask)||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 100||N/A||N/A|
|Land_Cover_Type_2_Percent²||Percent cover of each UMD class at each pixel||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 100||N/A||N/A|
|Majority_Land_Cover_Type_3||Most likely LAI class for each 0.05 degree pixel||Class||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 10||N/A||N/A|
|Majority_Land_Cover_Type_3_Assessment||Majority LAI class conﬁdence (ﬁlled with land/water mask)||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 100||N/A||N/A|
|Land_Cover_Type_3_Percent³||Percent cover of each LAI class at each pixel||Percent||8-bit unsigned integer||255||N/A||0 to 100||N/A||N/A|
¹ Multi-dimensional layer with 17 sub-layers ² Multi-dimensional layer with 16 sub-layers ³ Multi-dimensional layer with 11 sub-layers
Quality information is provided on page 15 of the User Guide
Known issues are described on pages 3 and 4 of the User Guide.