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Harmonized Global Land Use and Land Cover

Map of land use transition in South America.

The area fraction that has transitioned from C3 annual crops in 2015 to secondary vegetation in 2016 on LUH2 potential forest land. Spatial resolution 0.25-degree grid cells.

Annual estimates of fractional land use and cover patterns are available for the period 2015 to 2100.

Modeling past and future land use

Land Use Harmonization

A comprehensive, harmonized data set describing the annual land use patterns of the globe from the year 1500 to the present, and projections to the year 2100, is now available from the ORNL DAAC.