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Metadata for AVHRR based data sets

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS/EROS Alaska Field Office
Publication_Date: 20000209
Title: Metadata for AVHRR based data sets
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Publisher: USGS/EROS Alaska Field Office
Online_Linkage: <https://agdc.usgs.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
Land cover data based on AVHRR imagery are available through a number of different sources. This land cover map utilizes two land cover maps, one produced in Canada and the other produced in Alaska. Each land cover map utilized different types of AVHRR imagery and derived (NDVI) data sets. This data set merges the two data sets into one land cover image utilizing the Alaska Interim land cover classes
Purpose:
Produce a generalized AVHRR based land cover map for Alaska and Canada
Supplemental_Information:
The canadian portion should be referred to as follows:
Cihlar, J., and J. Beaubien. 1998. Land cover of Canada Version 1.1. Special Publication, NBIOME Project. Produced by the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing and the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resource s Canada. Available on CD ROM from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa, Ontario.
The land cover map of Canada resulted from a joint effort between NBIOME scientists at the Laurentian Forest Research Centre, Canadian Forest Service and the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, both in Natural Resources Canada. The initial composite data were prepared by the staff of the Manitoba Remote Sensing Centre. The contributions of the above individuals and agencies to completing this data set are greatly appreciated. This product is protected by the copyright of the Government of Canada.
The Alaskan portion should be referenced as
USGS/EROS Alaska Field Office, 1995, Vegetation map of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, 1 map sheet, unpublished.
ArcInfo Grid File
Cell Size = 1000.000
Data Type: Integer
Number of Rows = 4985
Number of Values = 12
Number of Columns = 6965
Attribute Data (bytes) = 8
BOUNDARY STATISTICS
Xmin = -3865601.807 Minimum Value = 0.000
Xmax = 3099398.193 Maximum Value = 17.000
Ymin = 5700022.122 Mean = 2.080
Ymax = 10685022.122 Standard Deviation = 4.483
COORDINATE SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
Projection LAMBERT
Units METERS
Spheroid CLARKE1866
Parameters: 1st standard parallel 49° N latitude 2nd standard parallel 77° N latitude
center longitude 95.00.00 W center latitude 0.00.00 N
false easting (meters) 0.00000 false northing (meters) 0.00000
Class Values and class names
1 Needleleaf Forest
2 Broadleaf Forest
4 Tall and Low Shrub
5 Dwarf Shrub and Related Communities
6 Dry or Moist Herbaceous
7 Wet Herbaceous
10 Lichens
11 Agriculture
14 Barren
15 Water - Clear
17 Clouds/Snow/Ice
***** Spatial Reference Information (Beg) *****
Projection Parameters
Spatial Information Raster: Number of Columns: 6965 Number of Rows: 4985 Pixel Resolution (m): 1000 Data Type: integer
***** Spatial Reference Information (End) *****
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000209
Ending_Date: 20000209
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Theo
Theme_Keyword: land classes
Theme_Keyword: land cover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, USGS Prof Paper 567
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: USA and Canada
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS/EROS-AFO KEYWORD THESAURUS
Temporal_Keyword: Growing Season
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Full acknowledgement to USGS/EROS Alaska Field Office and
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: akcanlcc.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Simple map of data extent and classes
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:jpg


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Carl Markon
Contact_Organization: USGS/EROS Alaska Field Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address:
4230 University Drive Suite 230
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99507-4664
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7023
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 907-786-7036
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: markon@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Statewide AVHRR data sets
Distribution_Liability:
Some U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) information accessed through this page may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. The information and data provided is with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000209
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Carl Markon
Contact_Organization: USGS/EROS Alaska Field Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address:
4230 University Drive Suite 230
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99507-4664
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907-786-7023
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 907-786-7036
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: markon@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998


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