Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Review article
01 Dec 2017
Review article |  | 01 Dec 2017

Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2

Kees Klein Goldewijk, Arthur Beusen, Jonathan Doelman, and Elke Stehfest

Data sets

Anthropogenic land-use estimates for the Holocene; HYDE 3.2. K. Klein Goldewijk, A. Beusen, J. Doelman, and E. Stehfest

Short summary
This is an update of HYDE, which is an internally consistent combination of historical population estimates and time-dependent land use allocation algorithms for 10 000 BCE–2015 CE. Categories include cropland, separated into irrigated and rain-fed rice and non-rice crops. Grazing lands are divided into more intensely used pasture and less intensively used rangelands. Population includes total, urban, and rural population and population density and built-up area.