Input data set: Historical, gridded land use (HYDE 3.0)

Time-varying historical crop-land areas for 12 crop-functional types and pastures for rainfed and irrigated land use. Based on MIRCA 2000 and historical trends from HYDE 3.0.

Data Type: Land use
Simulation rounds: ISIMIP2a
Scenarios: histsoc
Data source

Fader, M., Rost, S., Müller, C., Bondeau, A., & Gerten, D. (2010). Virtual water content of temperate cereals and maize: Present and potential future patterns. Journal of Hydrology, 384(3–4), 218–231.

Download Instructions

For ISIMIP participants, these files are available for download on the DKRZ server vre2 using the path /ISIMIP/ISIMIP2b/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 (