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LBA-ECO LC-24 Forest Cover Map from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2001

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1056
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Release Date2017-10-30
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Description

This data set, LBA-ECO LC-24 Forest Cover Map from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2001, contains forest cover information for 2001 for all of South America. The data were collected by the MODerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor onboard the Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1) satellite platform and released by the MODIS science team as an image showing percent canopy cover. This information was then reclassified so that all pixels with a percent canopy cover greater than 40% (40% after the 1973 UNESCO standard) were classified as forest (a value of 1), and all other pixels were classified as non-forest (a value of 2). Water features were given a value of 3. This data has a pixel resolution of 500 meters and is unprojected with the WGS-1984 datum (Hansen et al. 2006). There is one GeoTIFF data file for this data set.

Science Keywords

  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
  • LAND SURFACE
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER
  • LAND USE CLASSES
  • BIOSPHERE
  • VEGETATION
  • VEGETATION COVER
  • BIOSPHERE
  • ECOSYSTEMS
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • FORESTS

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Walker, R.T., and J. Qi. 2011. LBA-ECO LC-24 Forest Cover Map from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2001. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1056

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sa_forest2001.tif 6.0MB 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31

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  • LC24_MODIS_Forest_Cover_500-m.pdf

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