University of Reading Research Data Archive

Changes in climate trends and velocities, forest loss and population density between 2001-2018 in India's districts

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This dataset provides information on the average climate change and forest loss over time for 577 districts in India between 2001-2018. The dataset has numerous climate variables that provide information on how temporal trends and velocities of temperature and precipitation have changed over time. This climate data was created based on raw data from the Climate Research Unit ( The trends are shown for both annual and seasonal data. Further to this, there is data on the amount of forest loss between 2001-2018 derived from the Hansen Global Forest Change Dataset ( Thirdly, there is data on the change in population density over time derived from SEDAC CIESIN data ( This full dataset can be used to compare changes in climate and population density in India's districts with forest loss.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Haughan, Alice ORCID logoORCID: and Senapathi, Deepa ORCID logoORCID:
Contributors: Pettorelli, Nathalie ORCID logoORCID: and Potts, Simon ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: Alice E Haughan, University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2022
Data last accessed: 22 June 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, Zoological Society of London
Keywords: climate change, India, forest loss
Data Availability: OPEN


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