Land Cover Classification Prototype from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2, North Western Siberia (RU)

Bartsch, Annett; Widhalm, Barbara

The product distinguishes water, bare surfaces and 8 vegetation classes including tundra and forest with a spatial resolution of 20 m. Land cover was derived from an unsupervised classification from Sentinal-1 and Sentinel-2 imagery in July and August 2017. The classification was based on Sentinel-2 bands 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12 and Sentinel-1 minimum backscatter and slope (angular signature). Classes were labelled based on two different classification schemes. In case of inconsistent labels, the naming from both schemes are listed separated by ‘/’.

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Bartsch, Annett

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Field Value
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost
Institute ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik
Publication Date
Version 2.0
Product group Land Cover Prototype LCP
Product Land Cover
Sensor Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2
  • Land Cover Classification
Variables [Units]
  • Land Cover [Classes]: 0 - water, 1 - dry cryptogamic-crust / naturally bare land, 2 - moist graminoid, prostrate to erect dwarf shrub tundra / shrub moss tundra, 3 - moist graminoid, prostrate dwarf shrub tundra, 4 - dry postrate dwarf-shrub lichen tundra, 5 - moist graminoid, prostrate dwarf-shrub tundra / willow complex, shrubby peatland, young stand, 6 - moist to wet shrub tundra / moist graminid, prostrate dwarf-shrub tundra/ wet graminoid, moss tundra, human impact, 7 - wet graminoid, moss tundra, 8 - meadows, grass and herb-dominated non-peatlands / willow-complex, 9 - spruce to mixed forest
Region Western Siberia
Spatial Reference EPSG:32652 WGS 84 / UTM Zone 42N
Spatial Resolution 20 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 66.11 to 73.55, Longitude 58.67 to 83.03
Temporal Coverage 2017
Temporal Resolution
Format Geotiff

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