Folder Land Cover Dynamics (Vegetation Phenology) (MCD12Q2)

Example of MODIS Land Cover Dynamics Vegetation Phenology product vegetation peak tile 558 h12v02 from 2002Land Cover Dynamics (Vegetation Phenology) (MCD12Q2) The Land Cover Dynamics MODIS product is a yearly product that represents the timing of vegetation phenology globally. Sub-datasets include vegetation growth, maturity, senescence, and dormancy. This product also includes the NBAR-(Nadir Bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) adjusted Reflectance) based EVI, in part because the EVI is used to create the Land Cover Dynamics.

The Land Cover Dynamics product uses both Terra and Aqua MODIS data. Version 005 (provided) has a 500 m spatial resolution, which is an improvement from the 1,000 m version 004 product. This product is only available in MODIS tiles, so the tiles needed to cover the CAFF pan-Arctic region has been downloaded but not clipped to the pan-Arctic extent at this time. Note: Like the Vegetation Indices, the EVI layers of this product require scale factors that can be found in the Appendix.

 

For usage please see ABDS Data Policy
Suggested citation:
CAFF (2015). Vegetation Phenology: Arctic Land Cover Change Index. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Arctic Biodiversity Data Service (ABDS).

 

Basic

Temporal Coverage 2001-2012
Earth-Gridded Tile Area 10° x 10° lat/lon (at the equator)
Image Dimensions 2 x 2400 x 2400 (num_modes/rows/columns)
File Size ~165 MB
Resolution 500 m
Projection Sinusoidal
Data Type 16-bit Unsigned Integer
Data Format HDF-EOS
Science Data Sets (HDF SDS Layers) 8

Layers

SDS Units Data Type Fill Value Valid Range Scale Factor
Onset_Greenness_Increase Days since Jan 1, 2000 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 1.0
Onset_Greenness_Maximum Days since Jan 1, 2000 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 1.0
Onset_Greenness_Decrease Days since Jan 1, 2000 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 1.0
Onset_Greenness_Minimum Days since Jan 1, 2000 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 1.0
NBAR_EVI_Onset_Greenness_Min NBAR EVI value 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 0.0001
NBAR_EVI_Onset_Greenness_Max NBAR EVI value 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 0.0001
NBAR_EVI_Area NBAR EVI area 16-bit unsigned integer 32767 0–32766 0.01
Dynamics_QC Concatenated flags 16-bit unsigned integer 32767   NA

 

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