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This dataset covers the last 800k years, at intervals of 1k years, and a resolution of 0.5 degrees in latitude and longitude.


The units of several variables have been changed to match what is used in WorldClim.

If you use this dataset, make sure to cite the original publication:

Krapp, M., Beyer, R.M., Edmundson, S.L. et al. A statistics-based reconstruction of high-resolution global terrestrial climate for the last 800,000 years. Sci Data 8, 228 (2021). doi:10.1038/s41597-021-01009-3

The version included in pastclim has the ice sheets masked.

Note that, for bio15, we use the corrected version, which follows


v1.4.0 Change units to match WorldClim. Fix variable duplication found on earlier versions of the dataset.

v1.1.0 Added monthly variables. Files can be downloaded from:

v1.0.0 Remove ice sheets and use correct formula for bio15. Files can be downloaded from: doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.19733680.v1