Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1581–1619, 2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1581–1619, 2022
Data description paper
08 Apr 2022
Data description paper | 08 Apr 2022

European pollen-based REVEALS land-cover reconstructions for the Holocene: methodology, mapping and potentials

Esther Githumbi et al.

Data sets

A full Holocene record of transient gridded vegetation cover in Europe. Ralph M. Fyfe, Esther Githumbi, Anna-Kari Trondman, Florence Mazier, Anne Birgitte Nielsen, Anneli Poska, Shinya Sugita, Jessie Woodbridge, LandClimII contributors, and Marie-José Gaillard

EMBSeCBIO modern pollen biomisation Sandy Harrison and Elena Marinova

Model code and software

Example code for data preparation and implementation of REVEALS, using two grid cells from SW Britain Ralph M. Fyfe

R package for the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm Petr Kuneš

Short summary
Reconstruction of past land cover is necessary for the study of past climate–land cover interactions and the evaluation of climate models and land-use scenarios. We used 1128 available pollen records from across Europe covering the last 11 700 years in the REVEALS model to calculate percentage cover and associated standard errors for 31 taxa, 12 plant functional types and 3 land-cover types. REVEALS results are reliant on the quality of the input datasets.