Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3907–3925, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3907–3925, 2021

Data description paper 11 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 11 Aug 2021

The 30 m annual land cover dataset and its dynamics in China from 1990 to 2019

Jie Yang and Xin Huang

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We produce the 30 m annual China land cover dataset (CLCD), with an accuracy reaching 79.31 %. Trends and patterns of land cover changes during 1985 and 2019 were revealed, such as expansion of impervious surface (+148.71 %) and water (+18.39 %), decrease in cropland (−4.85 %) and increase in forest (+4.34 %). The CLCD generally reflected the rapid urbanization and a series of ecological projects in China and revealed the anthropogenic implications on LC under the condition of climate change.