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.

New and improved Köp­pen-Geiger clas­si­fi­ca­tion maps for present-day and future con­di­tions. Maps with con­fi­dence lev­els asso­ci­at­ed with the clas­si­fi­ca­tions are also avail­able.

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 maps can be visu­al­ized and ana­lyzed using most Geo­graph­ic Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems (GIS) soft­ware (e.g., QGIS, ArcGIS, and GRASS). The zip file also includes Please cite the fol­low­ing paper when using the maps in any pub­li­ca­tion:

His­toric Köp­pen-Geiger clas­si­fi­ca­tion maps for the Euro­pean Alps from (a) this study, (d) Kot­tek et al. [2006], (e) Peel et al. [2007], and (f) Kriti­cos et al. [2012]. The con­fi­dence lev­els asso­ci­at­ed with our map are shown in (b). The future Köp­pen-Geiger map derived in this study is pre­sent­ed in (g) and the asso­ci­at­ed con­fi­dence map in (h). The for­est cov­er map of Hansen et al. [2013] is pre­sent­ed in ©. The rep­re­sen­ta­tive peri­od of each map is list­ed between paren­the­ses.