Land Cover CCI - Product User Guide - Version 2. Kirches, G.; Brockmann, C.; Boettcher, M.; Peters, M.; Bontemps, S.; Lamarche, C.; Schlerf, M.; Santoro, M.; and Defourny, P. .
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[Excerpt: Introduction] This document is the Product User Guide (PUG) for the Land Cover (LC) project of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) led by the European Space Agency (ESA). It is the reference product description, which describes the products' data format, filenames, metadata, and their contents, with the aim to enable users to work with the CCI Land Cover (CCI-LC) products. Note that this document reflects the current state of the project and is therefore likely to change in upcoming versions. [::CCI Land Cover project ] The ESA CCI programme aims at realizing the full potential of the long-term global Earth Observation archives as a significant and timely contribution to the Essential Climate Variables (ECV) databases required by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). All products will be assessed against requirements from the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) for ECV and the Climate Modelling Community (CMC), represented within the CCI program by the Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG). [...] [\n] [...] [::Project outputs] The overall objective of the first phase (2011-2013) of the CCI-LC project was to deliver, in a consistent way over years and from various EO instruments, global LC products matching the needs of key users belonging to the CMC. More precisely, the final products of the CCI-LC project consisted in global LC databases made of LC state products for three epochs – centered around 2000, 2005 and 2010 – and of LC condition products. The surface reflectance (SR) time series which served as input for generating the global land cover databases were also delivered as CCI-LC products. As a result of the successful round robin process, a global Water Bodies (WB) product derived from the Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) archives was also generated as a CCI-LC product. [...] [\n] [...]
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  title = {Land {{Cover CCI}} - {{Product}} User Guide - {{Version}} 2},
  author = {Kirches, G. and Brockmann, C. and Boettcher, M. and Peters, M. and Bontemps, S. and Lamarche, C. and Schlerf, M. and Santoro, M. and Defourny, P.},
  date = {2014},
  institution = {{LAND\_COVER\_CCI partnership}},
  url = {https://web.archive.org/web/20190527105121/https://www.esa-landcover-cci.org/?q=webfm_send/84},
  abstract = {[Excerpt: Introduction]

This document is the Product User Guide (PUG) for the Land Cover (LC) project of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) led by the European Space Agency (ESA). It is the reference product description, which describes the products' data format, filenames, metadata, and their contents, with the aim to enable users to work with the CCI Land Cover (CCI-LC) products.
Note that this document reflects the current state of the project and is therefore likely to change in upcoming versions.

[::CCI Land Cover project ]
The ESA CCI programme aims at realizing the full potential of the long-term global Earth Observation archives as a significant and timely contribution to the Essential Climate Variables (ECV) databases required by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). All products will be assessed against requirements from the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) for ECV and the Climate Modelling Community (CMC), represented within the CCI program by the Climate Modelling User Group (CMUG). [...]

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[::Project outputs]
The overall objective of the first phase (2011-2013) of the CCI-LC project was to deliver, in a consistent way over years and from various EO instruments, global LC products matching the needs of key users belonging to the CMC. More precisely, the final products of the CCI-LC project consisted in global LC databases made of LC state products for three epochs – centered around 2000, 2005 and 2010 – and of LC condition products. The surface reflectance (SR) time series which served as input for generating the global land cover databases were also delivered as CCI-LC products. As a result of the successful round robin process, a global Water Bodies (WB) product derived from the Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) archives was also generated as a CCI-LC product. [...]

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  keywords = {~INRMM-MiD:z-VXHRHDA4,esa,esa-cci-lc,global-scale,land-cover,reference-manual},
  number = {D3.4-PUG version 2.4}
}
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