The surface type microsets found on the Data Access page were created from original CERES data by the ASDC. Each data entry represents a one degree latitude by one degree longitude grid box on the surface of the earth (the data point is the upper-left corner of the grid box). The data is representative of biome types observed during 2000. These data are not intended for the study of land use changes over time, but offer a snapshot of the Earth’s surface.
Eighteen surface/biome type categories used by CERES are:
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Surface/biome types 1 – 17 correspond to those defined by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP ).
CERES Surface Type Identification Map
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