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BigFoot Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003


DatasetBigFoot Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003
Release date2006-03-23
Time period2000-01-01 to 2003-12-31

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations620062017Publications citing this dataset
Downloads12952008-01-102017-12-1512528 total files downloaded


The BigFoot project gathered data for nine EOS Land Validation Sites located from Alaska to Brazil from 2000 to 2003. Each site is representative of one or two distinct biomes, including the Arctic tundra; boreal evergreen needleleaf forest; temperate cropland, grassland, evergreen needleleaf forest, and deciduous broadleaf forest; desert grassland and shrubland; and tropical evergreen broadleaf forest. These surfaces were produced from Landsat ETM+ imagery to explicitly characterize the land cover at the BigFoot Sites to provide validation of the MODIS land cover product. BigFoot was funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program.

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Cohen, W.B., T.K. Maiersperger, and D. Pflugmacher. 2006. BigFoot Land Cover Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2000-2003. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesCompanion file 7.4KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_agro_landcover_2000_igbp_bf.tif 19.9KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_harv_landcover_2000_igbp.tif 15.1KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_konz_landcover_2000_igbp.tif 19.9KB 2000-01-01 to 2000-12-31
bf_nobs_landcover_2000_igbp.tif 9.3KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 2.5KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 6.5KB 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31 4.8KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 19.2KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 19.4KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31 13.6KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 14.1KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31 19.3KB 2002-01-01 to 2002-12-31 19.3KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31 18.8KB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31

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Dataset has 2 companion files.

  • BigFoot_readme.pdf
  • bf_landcover_surf_guide.pdf

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