Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3035–3056, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3035-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3035–3056, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3035-2021

Data description paper 29 Jun 2021

Data description paper | 29 Jun 2021

Dataset of 1 km cropland cover from 1690 to 1999 in Scandinavia

Xueqiong Wei et al.

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Cropland cover over the past 300 years in Scandinavia Xueqiong Wei, Mats Widgren, Beibei Li, Yu Ye, Xiuqi Fang, Chengpeng Zhang, and Tiexi Chen https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.926591

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The cropland area of each administrative unit based on statistics in Scandinavia from 1690 to 1999 is allocated into 1 km grid cells. The cropland area increased from 1690 to 1950 and then decreasd in the following years, especially in southeastern Scandinavia. Comparing global datasets with this study, the spatial patterns show considerable differences. Our dataset is validated using satellite-based cropland cover data and results in previous studies.