|Description||A variable with the standard name of land_cover contains strings which indicate the nature of the anthropogenic land use or vegetation e.g. urban, grass, needleleaf trees, ice. These strings have not yet been standardised. The alternative standard name of surface_cover is a generalisation of land_cover. Alternatively, the data variable may contain integers which can be translated to strings using flag_values and flag_meanings attributes.|
|AMIP code (Library of AMIP Data Transmission Standards)||not specified|
|GRIB code||not specified|
The parameter was taken from the NetCDF CF Metadata Convention.