Land Cover

global Landcover


The MODIS Terra+Aqua Combined Land Cover product incorporates five different land cover classification schemes, derived through a supervised decision-tree classification method. The primary land cover scheme identifies 17 classes defined by the IGBP, including 11 natural vegetation classes, three human-altered classes, and three non-vegetated classes.

The Land Cover Dynamics product includes layers on the timing of vegetation growth, maturity, and senescence that mark the seasonal cycles. Estimates of vegetation phenology are provided twice annually from the two 12-month focus periods, July-June, and January-December, allowing for hemispheric differences in the growing seasons, and enabling the product to capture two growth cycles if necessary.


Product PI: Mark Friedl
PI-maintained product web page

User Guide - Land Cover
                     Land Cover Dynamic



See links below to the Product Description pages posted at the LP DAAC (product details, data access links, and more....)


Product Name

Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 500m

Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 0.05 Deg CMG

Land Cover Dynamics Yearly L3 Global 1km

Combined Aqua & Terra Product ID