1992 Croplands Dataset

This dataset is described in

Ramankutty, N. and J.A. Foley (1998). Characterizing patterns of global land use: an analysis of global croplands data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 12(4), 667-685

The data is available in two formats -- NetCDF and ArcINFO ASCII -- at two resolutions, 0.5 degree and 5 minute.

Included in the NetCDF download: gzipped, tarred NetCDF files, FORTRAN utility codes for reading the NetCDF files, and a README file.

If you download this dataset, please email Navin Ramankutty. We are very interested to know how our data is being used. We can also keep you informed of any updates to the dataset.

PLEASE NOTE: this global dataset is meant to be used only for continental to global scale applications. Use caution when using this dataset at local scales.

download 1992 NetCDF cropland dataset 5 min (3.6MB)
download 1992 NetCDF cropland dataset 0.5 degree (176K)
download 1992 ArcINFO ASCII cropland dataset 5 min (1.9MB)
download 1992 ArcINFO ASCII cropland dataset 0.5 degree (84K)

Updated: 3/6/13

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