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1 km resolution imagery

Climatic and meteorological images

Read more: Climatic and meteorological data source

Abbreviated name Description
1 TDMMOD3 Mean value the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data
2 TDSMOD3 Standard deviation of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data
3 TDLMOD3 Minimum value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data
4 TDHMOD3 Maximum value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data
5 TNMMOD3 Mean value the 8-day MODIS night-time LST time series data
6 TNSMOD3 Standard deviation of the 8-day MODIS night-time LST time series data
7 TNLMOD3 Minimum value of the 8-day MODIS night-time LST time series data
8 TNHMOD3 Maximum value of the 8-day MODIS night-time LST time series data
9 TX1MOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data for Dec/Jan
10 TX2MOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data for Feb/Mar
11 TX3MOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data for Apr/May
12 TX4MOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data for Jun/Jul
13 TX5MOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data for Aug/Sep
14 TX6MOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS day-time LST time series data for Oct/Nov
15 PX1WCL3 Long-term precipitation for period Nov/Dec/Jan based on WorldClim.org data
16 PX2WCL3 Long-term precipitation for period Feb/Mar/Apr based on WorldClim.org data
17 PX3WCL3 Long-term precipitation for period May/Jun/Jul based on WorldClim.org data
18 PX4WCL3 Long-term precipitation for period Aug/Sep/Oct based on WorldClim.org data

DEM-derived parameters

Read more: Global elevation data source

Abbreviated name Description
1 DEMSRE3 Global Relief Model based on SRTM 30+ and ETOPO DEM at 1/120 arcdeegres
2 SLPSRT3 Slope map in percent derived using the DEMSRE3
3 L3POBI3 Physiographic landform units (SCALA project)
4 TWISRE3 SAGA Topographic Wetness Index derived using the DEMSRE3
5 OPISRE3 SAGA Topopgraphic Openess Index derived using the DEMSRE3
6 INMSRE3 Mean potential incoming solar radiation derived in SAGA GIS
7 INSSRE3 Standard deviation of the potential incoming solar radiation derived in SAGA GIS
8 MRVSRE3 Multi-resolution Index of Valley Bottom Flatness derived in SAGA GIS

MODIS products

See also: MODIS products table

Abbreviated name Description
1 EVMMOD3 Mean value of the monthly MODIS EVI time series data
2 EVSMOD3 Standard deviation of the monthly MODIS EVI time series data
3 LAMMOD3 Mean value of the 8-day MODIS LAI time series data
4 LASMOD3 Standard deviation of the 8-day MODIS LAI time series data
5 ETMNTS3 Long-term MODIS-estimated Evapotranspiration (MOD16)
6 GP1MOD3 first principal component of the MODIS yearly Gross Primary Productivity
7 GP2MOD3 second principal component of the MODIS yearly Gross Primary Productivity
8 TA1MOD3 first principal component of the 8-day MODIS Thermal Anomalies & Fire images
9 TA2MOD3 second principal component of the 8-day MODIS Thermal Anomalies & Fire images
Abbreviated name Description
1 L01IGB3 Evergreen needleleaf forest based on the MOD12Q1 product
2 L02IGB3 Evergreen broadleaf forest based on the MOD12Q1 product
3 L03IGB3 Deciduous needleleaf forest based on the MOD12Q1 product
4 L04IGB3 Deciduous broadleaf forest based on the MOD12Q1 product
5 L05IGB3 Mixed forests based on the MOD12Q1 product
6 L06IGB3 Closed shrublands based on the MOD12Q1 product
7 L07IGB3 Open shrublands based on the MOD12Q1 product
8 L08IGB3 Woody savannas forest based on the MOD12Q1 product
9 L09IGB3 Savannas based on the MOD12Q1 product
10 L10IGB3 Grasslands based on the MOD12Q1 product
11 L11IGB3 Permanent Wetlands based on the MOD12Q1 product
12 L12IGB3 Croplands based on the MOD12Q1 product
13 L13IGB3 Urban and built-up based on the MOD12Q1 product
14 L14IGB3 Cropland/natural vegetation mosaic based on the MOD12Q1 product
15 L15IGB3 Snow and ice based on the MOD12Q1 product
16 L16IGB3 Barren or sparsely vegetated based on the MOD12Q1 product
Abbreviated name Description
1 G01IGB3 Land cover types for 2001 based on the MODIS IGBP classes
2 G02IGB3 Land cover types for 2002 based on the MODIS IGBP classes
3 G04IGB3 Land cover types for 2004 based on the MODIS IGBP classes
4 G10IGB3 Land cover types for 2010 based on the MODIS IGBP classes
5 G11IGB3 Land cover types for 2011 based on the MODIS IGBP classes
6 G12IGB3 Land cover types for 2012 based on the MODIS IGBP classes

Land Cover and Land Use

Read more: Global land cover and land use maps

Abbreviated name Description
1 GLCESA3 Land Cover classes based on the MERIS FR images
2 G01ESA3 Post-flooding or irrigated croplands (or aquatic)
3 G02ESA3 Rainfed croplands
4 G03ESA3 Mosaic cropland (50-70%) / vegetation (grassland/shrubland/forest) (20-50%)
5 G04ESA3 Mosaic vegetation (grassland/shrubland/forest) (50-70%) / cropland (20-50%)
6 G05ESA3 Closed to open (>15%) broadleaved evergreen or semi-deciduous forest (>5m)
7 G06ESA3 Closed (>40%) broadleaved deciduous forest (>5m)
8 G07ESA3 Open (15-40%) broadleaved deciduous forest/woodland (>5m)
9 G08ESA3 Closed (>40%) needleleaved evergreen forest (>5m)
10 G09ESA3 Open (15-40%) needleleaved deciduous or evergreen forest (>5m)
11 G10ESA3 Closed to open (>15%) mixed broadleaved and needleleaved forest (>5m)
12 G11ESA3 Mosaic forest or shrubland (50-70%) / grassland (20-50%)
13 G12ESA3 Mosaic grassland (50-70%) / forest or shrubland (20-50%)
14 G13ESA3 Closed to open (>15%) herbaceous vegetation (grassland, savannas or lichens/mosses)
15 G14ESA3 Closed to open (>15%) (broadleaved or needleleaved, evergreen or deciduous) shrubland (<5m)
16 G15ESA3 Sparse (<15%) vegetation
17 G16ESA3 Closed to open (>15%) broadleaved forest regularly flooded (semi-permanently or temporarily) - Fresh or brackish water
18 G17ESA3 Closed (>40%) broadleaved forest or shrubland permanently flooded - Saline or brackish water
19 G18ESA3 Closed to open (>15%) grassland or woody vegetation on regularly flooded or waterlogged soil - Fresh, brackish or saline water
20 G19ESA3 Artificial surfaces and associated areas (Urban areas >50%)
21 G20ESA3 Bare areas
22 G21ESA3 Water bodies
23 G22ESA3 Permanent snow and ice
24 GLCJRC3 Global Land Cover map for the year 2000 (GLC2000)

Geological and parent material maps

Read more: Geological and parent material maps

Abbreviated name Description
1 GEAISG3 Geological ages based on the surface geology
2 GEMISG3 Dominant mineral types based on the surface geology

Harmonized World Soil Database WRB groups

Read more: Soil-class maps, geological and parent material maps

Abbreviated name Description
1 GACHWS3 Percent coverage Acrisols
2 GABHWS3 Percent coverage Albeluvisols
3 GANHWS3 Percent coverage Andosols
4 GARHWS3 Percent coverage Arenosols
5 GCLHWS3 Percent coverage Calcisols
6 GCMHWS3 Percent coverage Cambisols
7 GCHHWS3 Percent coverage Chernozems
8 GCRHWS3 Percent coverage Cryosols
9 GFRHWS3 Percent coverage Ferralsols
10 GFLHWS3 Percent coverage Fluvisols
11 GGLHWS3 Percent coverage Gleysols
12 GGYHWS3 Percent coverage Gypsisols
13 GHSHWS3 Percent coverage Histosols
14 GKSHWS3 Percent coverage Kastanozems
15 GLPHWS3 Percent coverage Leptosols
16 GLXHWS3 Percent coverage Lixisols
17 GLVHWS3 Percent coverage Luvisols
18 GNTHWS3 Percent coverage Nitisols
19 GPHHWS3 Percent coverage Phaeozems
20 GPLHWS3 Percent coverage Planosols
21 GPTHWS3 Percent coverage Plinthosols
22 GPZHWS3 Percent coverage Podzols
23 GRGHWS3 Percent coverage Regosols
24 GSCHWS3 Percent coverage Solonchaks
25 GSNHWS3 Percent coverage Solonetz
26 GUMHWS3 Percent coverage Umbrisols
27 GVRHWS3 Percent coverage Vertisols
28 GALHWS3 Percent coverage Alisols
29 GATHWS3 Percent coverage Anthrosols
30 GSTHWS3 Percent coverage Stagnosols

Urbanization and Lights at night images

Abbreviated name Description
1 LN1DMS First principal component of the long-term lights at night images
2 LN2DMS Second principal component of the long-term lights at night images
3 LNMDMS Mean value of the long-term lights at night images
4 GACGEM Global accessibility map

Biodiversity and human impact maps

Abbreviated name Description
1 IFLGRE Intact forest landscapes based on Greenpeace
2 ECOWWF Global Eco-floristic regions

Land, vegetation and water masks

Abbreviated name Description
1 LMTGSH Land mask based on GSHHS
2 LMBGSH Continental mask (0-1) based on GSHHS
3 GLWWWF Global Land Water Database classes
4 WMKMOD Global water mask based on MOD44W product
5 CNTGAD Maps of countries based on GADM version 2
6 SMKISR Soil mask derived based on vegetation, land cover and water masks

5.6 km resolution imagery

Various layers

Abbreviated name Description
1 P01DWD1 Monthly precipitation for January
2 P02DWD1 Monthly precipitation for February
3 P03DWD1 Monthly precipitation for March
4 P04DWD1 Monthly precipitation for April
5 P05DWD1 Monthly precipitation for May
6 P06DWD1 Monthly precipitation for June
7 P07DWD1 Monthly precipitation for July
8 P08DWD1 Monthly precipitation for August
9 P09DWD1 Monthly precipitation for September
10 P10DWD1 Monthly precipitation for October
11 P11DWD1 Monthly precipitation for November
12 P12DWD1 Monthly precipitation for December
13 PREGSM1 Mean monthly precipitation (annual)
14 SMKMOD1 MODIS LAI based soil productive area mask of the world
15 DICGSH1 Distance to the coast line in km
16 PDMGPW1 Average population density 1990-2015

Harmonized World Soil Database images (5 km)

Read more: Soil-class maps, geological and parent material maps

Abbreviated name Description
1 STGHWS Dominant soil group based on the HWSD
2 TPHHWS Topsoil pH (H2O)
3 TGRHWS Topsoil Gravel Content
4 TSNHWS Topsoil Sand Fraction
5 TSLHWS Topsoil Silt Fraction
6 TCLHWS Topsoil Clay Fraction
7 TOCHWS Topsoil Organic Carbon
8 TBDHWS Topsoil Reference Bulk Density
9 SPHHWS Subsoil pH (H2O)
10 SGRHWS Subsoil Gravel Content
11 SSNHWS Subsoil Sand Fraction
12 SSLHWS Subsoil Silt Fraction
13 SCLHWS Subsoil Clay Fraction
14 SOCHWS Subsoil Organic Carbon
15 SBDHWS Subsoil Reference Bulk Density
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