Land Surface Parameters

FLDAS Vegetation Class and Mask Illustrations

This page illustrates the FLDAS unified land/water mask and the land cover data used in the FLDAS simulations. FLDAS-Noah uses the land surface datasets from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) as our "standard".

IGBP MODIS landcover classification can be downloaded: HERE.
and discription can be found HERE.

The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) based UMD veg classification datasets are used for VIC. Info on these data can be found HERE.

Eastern Africa (EA):
image of EA land cover map
EA landcover map (PNG)

Western Africa (WA):
image of WA land cover map
WA landcover map (PNG)

Southern Africa (SA):
image of SA land cover map
SA landcover map (PNG)