The LUCAS LUC future dataset consists of annual land use and land cover maps from 2016 to 2100 for Europe. It is based on land cover data from the LANDMATE PFT dataset for the year 2015. The LANDMATE PFT consists of 16 plant functional types and non-vegetated classes that were converted from the ESA-CCI LC land cover data according to the method of Reinhart et al. (2022). For version 1.1 of the LUCAS LUC dataset, the improved LANDMATE PFT map version 1.1 was employed. The land use change information from the Land-Use Harmonization Data Set version 2 (LUH2 v2.1f, Hurtt et al. 2020) was imposed using the land use translator developed by Hoffmann et al. (2021). The projected land use change information was derived for different Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) combinations used in the framework of the 6th phase of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). For each year, a map is provided that contains 16 fields. Each field holds the fraction of the respective plant functional types and non-vegetated classes in the total grid cell (0-1). The LUCAS LUC dataset was constructed within the HICSS project LANDMATE and the WCRP flagship pilot study LUCAS to meet the requirements of downscaling experiments within EURO-CORDEX and other CORDEX regions.
Plant functional types and non-vegetated classes:
1 - Tropical broadleaf evergreen trees
2 - Tropical deciduous trees
3 - Temperate broadleaf evergreen trees
4 - Temperate deciduous trees
5 - Evergreen coniferous trees
6 - Deciduous coniferous trees
7 - Coniferous shrubs
8 - Deciduous shrubs
9 - C3 grass
10 - C4 grass
11 - Tundra
12 - Swamp
13 - Non-irrigated crops
14 - Irrigated crops
15 - Urban
16 - Bare
SQA - Scientific Quality Assurance 'approved by author'
Technical Quality Assurance (TQA)
TQA - Technical Quality Assurance 'approved by WDCC'
1. Number of data sets is correct and > 0: passed; 2. Size of every data set is > 0: passed; 3. The data sets and corresponding metadata are accessible: passed; 4. The data sizes are controlled and correct: passed; 5. The spatial-temporal coverage description (metadata) is consistent to the data: passed; 6. The format is correct: passed; 7. Variable description and data are consistent: passed
Checks performed by WDCC. The list of TQA metrics are documented in the 'WDCC User Guide for Data Publication' Chapter 8.1.1