IPCC Land Use Classification – CCI/ESA

Parameter

Land Use

6 classes




Represented classes

0: No data

1: Forestland

2: Grassland

3: Cropland

4: Wetland

5: Settlement

6: Otherland

Description

This is a simplification of the CCI-LC dataset in which the CCI-LC classes have been mapped to the 6 Land Use categories defined by the IPCC. The mapping has been done following the recommendations from this paper: https://maps.elie.ucl.ac.be/CCI/viewer/download/ESACCI-LC-Ph2-PUGv2_2.0.pdf .

The CCI-LC project delivers consistent global Land Cover maps at 300 m spatial resolution on an annual basis from 1992 to 2018.

European Space Agency (ESA)

Source data

European Space Agency (ESA) Climate Change Initiative – Land Cover

Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) is implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Commission.

Land Cover Map


Description

The CCI-LC project delivers consistent global Land Cover maps at 300 m spatial resolution on an annual basis from 1992 to 2018.

This dataset’s long-term consistency, yearly updates, and high thematic detail on a global scale is key for climate modellers, while also making it attractive for a multitude of applications such as land accounting, forest monitoring and desertification, in addition to scientific research.

Spatial resolution

Global coverage

300 m spatial resolution

Temporal resolution

Period of observation:

From 1992 to 2018