PalaeoClimate Classifications (PMIP2 Köppen-Geiger)


This dataset represents palaeo climate classification according to the updatede Köppen-Geiger [1] classification scheme. The classifiaction is derived from the PMIP2 [2] palaeoenvironmental simulations data for the time virables of LGM (21k), Mid-holocene (6k) and Pre-Industrial (0k).

For the LGM, a LandMask consisting of the -120m coastline [3] was used, for the Mid-Holocene and Pre-Industrial classifications the coastlines of today [4] wehere used.

[1] MARKUS KOTTEK, JÜRGEN GRIESER, CHRISTOPH BECK, BRUNO RUDOLF and FRANZ RUBEL (2006): World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 15, No. 3, 259-263. DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130

[2] PMIP2 Data 
PMIP2 oav Experiment, HadCM3M2 Model
Variable tas: 2m air temperature im Monatsmittel für 0k/6k/21k

Variable pr: precipitation im Monatsmittel für 0k/6k/21k

[3] LGM LandMask

[4] NaturalEarth Data 1:110m Coastline

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Spatial {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-180,90],[180,-90],[180,-90],[-180,-90]]]}
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