Global 1‑km 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. 


A zip file with the maps can be down­loaded here. The data and code are released under the CC BY 4.0 license. The maps can be visu­al­ized and ana­lyzed using most Geo­graph­ic Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems (GIS) pack­ages, includ­ing QGIS, ArcGIS, and GRASS. The zip file also includes a legend.txt file link­ing the num­bers with the class­es. Please cite the fol­low­ing paper when using the maps in any publication: