1 km global Köppen–Geiger climate classification for present and future

CHELSA includes a 1km global Köppen-Geiger climate classification for the time periods 1981-2010, and based on the newest bias corrected CMIP6 scenarios, also for the time periods 2011-2040, 2041-2070, and 2070-2100. Three shared socioeconomic pathways are available (ssp126, ssp370, ssp585).

The data can be downloaded HERE:

Comparison of Köppen Geiger climate classification (kg1) for 1981-2010 with projections for 2071-2100 based on the MPI-ESM1-2-HR model run with an ssp585.

We provide 6 different definitions of Köppen-Geiger climate classifications for each timestep.

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kg0Köppen-Geiger climate classificationcategoryKöppen Geiger   Koeppen, W., Geiger, R. (1936): Handbuch der Klimatologie. Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin.
kg1Köppen-Geiger climate classificationcategoryKöppen Geiger without As/Aw differentiation   Koeppen, W., Geiger, R. (1936): Handbuch der Klimatologie. Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin.
kg2Köppen-Geiger climate classificationcategoryKöppen Geiger after Peel et al. 2007   Peel, M. C., Finlayson, B. L., McMahon, T. A. (2007): Updated world map of the Koeppen-Geiger climate classification. Hydrology and earth system sciences discussions, 4(2), 439-473.
kg3Köppen-Geiger climate classificationcategoryWissmann 1939   Wissmann, H. (1939): Die Klima-und Vegetationsgebiete Eurasiens: Begleitworte zu einer Karte der Klimagebiete Eurasiens. Z. Ges. Erdk. Berlin, p.81-92.
kg4Köppen-Geiger climate classificationcategoryThornthwaite 1931   Thornthwaite, C. W. (1931): The climates of North America: according to a new classification. Geographical review, 21(4), 633-655. JSTOR.
kg5Köppen-Geiger climate classificationcategoryTroll-Pfaffen   Troll, C. & Paffen, K.H. (1964): Karte der Jahreszeitenklimate der Erde. Erdkunde 18, p5-28 Free Access.