[dataset] Cropland and Pasture Area in 2000

Agricultural activities have dramatically altered our planet’s land surface. To understand the extent and spatial distribution of these changes, this data set displays croplands and pastures circa 2000 by combining agricultural inventory data and satellite-derived land cover data. The agricultural inventory data, with much greater spatial detail than previously available, is used to train a land cover classification data set obtained by merging two different satellite-derived products (Boston University’s MODIS-derived land cover product and the GLC2000 data set). Our data are presented at 5 min (~10 km) spatial resolution in longitude by longitude, have greater accuracy than previously available, and for the first time include statistical confidence intervals on the estimates. According to the data, there were 15.0 (90% confidence range of 12.2–17.1) million km2 of cropland (12% of the Earth’s ice-free land surface) and 28.0 (90% confidence range of 23.6–30.0) million km2 of pasture (22%) in the year 2000

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Identifier cropland-and-pasture-area-in-2000
Contact Point Navin Ramankutty, Earthstat
Contact Point - ORCID iD or e-mail adress
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Information Website http://www.earthstat.org/cropland-pasture-area-2000/
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Spatial Resolution 0.08333
Spatial Resolution Measured As angular distance
Temporal Coverage 1997-01-01 to 2003-12-31
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Last Updated August 25, 2021, 14:53 (UTC)
Created August 25, 2021, 14:32 (UTC)