Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


In April 1992 the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme's Data and Information System (IGBP-DIS) began the 1 km land cover project. This has the goal of collecting, archiving and processing daily data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) for all terrestrial surfaces and then deriving land cover data sets from this archive for the IGBP Core Projects. Radiometric correction, geometric correction, compositing, atmospheric correction and geometric correction are carried out to give 10-day, 10-channel data sets. A 1 km global land cover product, based on the scientific requirements of the IGBP Core Projects, is being created from these data sets. This paper describes the methods and strategies developed by the LCWG and VWG for creation of a new global land cover product for the IGBP-DIS.

Additional information

Authors: LOVELAND T, United States Geological Survey's EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls (US);BELWARD A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Meteorological Satellite Data Users' Conference, Winchester (GB), September 4-8, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39257 ORA
Record Number: 199511471 / Last updated on: 1995-11-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en