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NLCD - MODIS land cover- albedo dataset for the continental United States

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2021

The NLCD-MODIS land cover-albedo database integrates high-quality MODIS albedo observations with areas of homogeneous land cover from NLCD. The spatial resolution (pixel size) of the database is 480m-x-480m aligned to the standardized UGSG Albers Equal-Area projection. The spatial extent of the database is the continental United States.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Wickham, J., M. Nash, and C.A. Barnes. Effect of land cover change on snow free surface albedo across the continental United States. Global and Planetary Change. Elsevier BV, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 146: 1-9, (2016).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2021

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2021
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Data Last Modified 2017-08-10
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 020:00
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Harvest Source Id 04b59eaf-ae53-4066-93db-80f2ed0df446
Harvest Source Title EPA ScienceHub
Program Code 020:097
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash ce1db7605bccbdc6ca3f14178fb757c1e9746f6e
Source Schema Version 1.1

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