Data name: 
glcc
Data Category: 
land
Data Format: 
geotiff zip
Data Keywords: 
LAND_COVER
Data Path: 
land/glcc/data/zip
Data Last Access: 
Monday, 28 August, 2017
Data JRC Contact Info: 
cesar.carmona-moreno@ec.europa.eu
Data Availability: 
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Data Spatial Resolution Description: 
1 km
Data Spatial Resolution Degree: 
0.0100000000
Data temporal frequency: 
static
Data Spatial Extent: 
Data Region of Interest: 
Africa
Data Short Description: 
Global Land Cover Characterization (USGS – GLSS) (only Africa has been downloaded)
Data Extended Description: 
Global Land Cover Characterization (GLCC) is a series of global land cover classification datasets that are based primarily on the unsupervised classification of 1-km AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer) 10-day NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ) composites. The AVHRR source imagery dates from April 1992 through March 1993. Ancillary data sources included digital elevation data, ecoregions interpretation, and country- or regional-level vegetation and land cover maps. The following classifications are included in the GLCC database: Global Ecosystems IGBP Land Cover Classification U.S. Geological Survey Land Use/Land Cover System Simple Biosphere Model Simple Biosphere 2 Model Biosphere Atmosphere Transfer Scheme Vegetation Lifeform