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100-km Raster Dataset of Locust Plagues for 9 Historical Periods in the Northern Hemisphere

YAN Chuan1,2TIAN Huidong1LIU Rui2
1 Institute of Zoology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China2 College of Ecology,Lanzhou University,Lanzhou 730000,China


Published:Apr. 2022

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Key Words:

Locust plague,history,spatial distribution,northern hemisphere,100 km


The authors collected information from the records of occurrences of locust plagues from the book “A Compendium of Chinese Meteorological Records of the Last 3000 years” and other literatures on northern hemisphere, and made them into spatial data in 100 km scale. The 100-km Raster Dataset of Locust Plagues for 9 Historical Peirods in the Northern Hemisphere includes 9 historical periods, they are before AD 1000, 1000-1200, 1200-1300, 1300-1500, 1500-1700, 1700-1850, 1850-1900, 1900-1950, and 1950-2000. The data is in Equal Earth projection, with spatial resolution of 100 km. The dataset is archived in .tif data formats, and consists of 18 data files with 43.8 KB (Compressed to one single file with 32 KB).

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2017YFA0603304);

Data Citation:

YAN Chuan, TIAN Huidong, LIU Rui. 100-km Raster Dataset of Locust Plagues for 9 Historical Periods in the Northern Hemisphere[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2022.


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Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 LocustPlagueNH.rar 31.94KB