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|Synergetic land cover product (SYNMAP) is an improved global land cover product with 48 classes (as shown in Appendix B) at 1-km spatial resolution, reflecting global land covers around year 2000. It fuses different global land cover products, including, Global Land Cover Characterization Database (GLCC), GLC2000, and the 2001 MODIS land cover product, based on fuzzy agreement, which highlights individual strengths and weaknesses of mapping approaches. The overall advantage of the SYNMAP legend is that all classes are properly defined in terms of plant functional types mixtures, which can be remotely sensed and include the definitions of leaf type and longevity for each class with a tree component.
Jung, M., Henkel, K., Herold, M., Churkina, G. (2006): Exploiting synergies of global land cover products for carbon cycle modeling. Remote Sensing of Environment, 101, p.534-553.
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