Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Review article
01 Feb 2019
Review article |  | 01 Feb 2019

Increased nitrogen enrichment and shifted patterns in the world's grassland: 1860–2016

Rongting Xu, Hanqin Tian, Shufen Pan, Shree R. S. Dangal, Jian Chen, Jinfeng Chang, Yonglong Lu, Ute Maria Skiba, Francesco N. Tubiello, and Bowen Zhang

Data sets

Half-degree gridded manure and fertilizer nitrogen inputs in global grassland systems during 1860-2016 Xu, Rongting; Tian, Hanqin; Pan, Shufen; Dangal, R S Shree; Chen, Jian; Chang, Jinfeng; Lu, Yonglong; Skiba, Ute Maria; Tubiello, Francesco N; Zhang, Bowen

Short summary
We provide three gridded datasets of synthetic nitrogen (N) fertilizer and manure N inputs in global pastures and rangelands at a resolution of 0.5° × 0.5° for the period 1860–2016 (i.e., annual manure N deposition (by grazing animals) rate, synthetic N fertilizer use rate and manure N application rate). These three datasets could fill data gaps of N inputs in global and regional grasslands and serve as input drivers for earth system models.