Land Cover – Climate Change Initiative

ESA CCI Land Cover dataset ( is used to produce PFT maps for the ORCHIDEE model.

Transformation of initial data is done in the following steps:

  1. Aggregation ESA CCI LC (300 m) → Generic PFTs (given resolution), using:
  1. Aggregation Generic PFTs (given resolution) → ORCHIDEE PFTs (given resolution), using:
  1. Merge ORCHIDEE PFTs (2010, 0.25°) + LUH2 (850-2022, 0.25°), using:

The data are available on obelix:

Different input datasets:

The ORCHIDEE PFT maps are also available on the common-shared repositories on different computing platforms: