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FLDAS Vegetation Class

The land cover input data used in FLDAS Noah and Noah-MP land surface model simulations are based on the IGBP-modified Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) dataset. The University of Maryland land cover dataset is used in the FLDAS-Forecast Catchment land surface model (CLSM) simulations.

The grid-dominant land cover classification data files (NetCDF format) based on the IGBP-modified MODIS can be downloaded from: FLDAS-Global (also illustrated below) ; FLDAS-Central Asia ; FLDAS-Forecast .


               Index Legend                             Definition
                  1                              ENF Evergreen Needleleaf Forest
                  2 EBF Evergreen Broadleaf Forest
                  3 DNF Deciduous Needleleaf Forest
                  4 DBF Deciduous Broadleaf Forest
                  5 MF Mixed Forests
                  6 CSH Closed Shrublands
                  7 OSH Open Shrublands
                  8 WSAV Woody Savannas
                  9 SAV Savannas
                 10 GRA Grasslands
                 11 WET Permanent Wetlands
                 12 CRO Croplands
                 13 UBU Urban and Built-Up
                 14 C/NV Cropland/Natural Vegetation Mosaic
                 15 SI Snow and Ice
                 16 BSV Barren or Sparsely Vegetated
                 17 WTR Water bodies
                 18 WT Wooded Tundra
                 19 MT Mixed Tundra
                 20 BT Barren Tundra


The dominant University of Maryland land cover classifications on FLDAS-Forecast-CLSM grid are illustrated below, and can be downloaded from HERE .