1-km resolution Köppen-Geiger climate classification maps
We present new global maps of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification at an unprecedented 1-km resolution for the present day (1980–2016) and for projected future conditions (2071–2100) under climate change.
The present-day map is derived from an ensemble of four high-resolution, topographically-corrected climatic maps; the future map is derived from an ensemble of 32 climate model projections (scenario RCP8.5), by superimposing the projected climate change anomaly on the baseline high-resolution climatic maps.
The maps can be downloaded here. The corresponding publication is currently in review. Please cite the following in any publication using the maps:
- Beck, H.E., N.E. Zimmermann, T.R. McVicar, N. Vergopolan, A. Berg, E.F. Wood: Present and future Köppen-Geiger climate classification maps at 1-km resolution, Figshare, doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6396959.v1, 2018.