LUCAS LUC future land use and land cover change dataset (Version 1.1)

The LUCAS LUC future dataset consists of annual land use and land cover maps from 2016 to 2100 for multiple regions around the globe. 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, improved versions of the LANDMATE PFT land cover class-translations were 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 plant functional types and non-vegetative classes. 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.
LANDMATE (Modelling human LAND surface modifications and its feedbacks on local and regional cliMATE)
Dr. Peter Hoffmann (
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -55.95 to 83.95 Latitude 16.1 to 79
Temporal Coverage
2016-01-01 to 2100-12-31 (calendrical)
Use constraints
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) (
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
35.75 GiB (38386220116 Byte)
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Creation Date
Future Review Date
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[Entry acronym: LUC_future_v1.1] [Entry id: 3929341]
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