SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # modl010
dataset or series of data Multi-Resolution Land Characteristic (MRLC) land cover, Chesapeake Bay watershed
keywords land cover, land characterization, Landsat
originator U.S. Geological Survey & U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
file format ARC/INFO grid
platform Windows NT
study site locale Chesapeake Bay Watershed, USA
beg. date (yyyymmdd) acquired 199607
ongoing? no
end date (yyyymmdd)  
meas. freq.  
site size 30 m2 pixels
# of stations  
west long. -80.633
east long. -74.58
north lat. 43.055
south lat. 36.602
parameters landcover class; 16 land cover categories: nodata, water, high intensity developed, low intensity developed, grass, cropland, probable cropland, deciduous forest, evergreen forest, mixed forest, wooded wetland, emergent wetland, quarry, coal mine, beach ,
current sharing status publicly available at
current advertising status advertised by originator
abstract The MRLC Land Cover GRID is a classified mosaic of Landsat TM data generated by the multi-resolution landscape characterization project. Source TM scenes range from March of 1986 through September, 1994 with the majority of the imagery produced in the 1991 - 1994 time frame.
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Last Updated on 12/28/00
By Michelle Berger