Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3203–3218, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3203-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3203–3218, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3203-2021

Data description paper 06 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 06 Jul 2021

A historical reconstruction of cropland in China from 1900 to 2016

Zhen Yu et al.

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We reconstructed the annual, 5 km × 5 km resolution cropland percentage map that covers mainland China and spans from 1900 to 2016. Our results are advantageous, as they reconcile accuracy, temporal coverage, and spatial resolutions. We further examined the cropland shift pattern and its driving factors in China using the reconstructed maps. This work will greatly contribute to the field of global ecology and land surface modeling.