Input data set: Historical, gridded land-use (MIRCA)

Harvested areas based on the MIRCA data set, covering irrigated and rainfed landuse.

Data Type: Land use
Simulation rounds: Fast Track
Scenarios: hist-obs
Data source

Portmann, F. T., Siebert, S., & Döll, P. (2010). MIRCA2000-Global monthly irrigated and rainfed crop areas around the year 2000: A new high-resolution data set for agricultural and hydrological modeling. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24(1),

Download Instructions

For ISIMIP participants, these files are available for download on the DKRZ server vre2 using the path /ISIMIP/FastTrack/InputData/landuse_humaninfluences/landuse/.

For external users, these data will shortly be made available on the ISIMIP node of the ESGF server ( Currently they are available via an rsync facility (described here:, for which the password will be provided upon request (