“LAND COVER (LC) = physical cover (“material”) observed at the earth’s surface. The main classes in the LUCAS land cover nomenclature are as follows:
Eurostat (2018) ‘LUCAS 2018 Technical reference document C3 Classification (Land cover & Land use)’, 2018, p. 98.
The physical and biological cover of the earth’s surface.
European Commission (2023) Proposal for a Directive on Soil Monitoring and Resilience. Available at: https://environment.ec.europa.eu/publications/proposal-directive-soil-monitoring-and-resilience_en.