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Copyright (c) 2022 Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Vitus Benson, Christian Requena-Mesa, Markus Reichstein

This data is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit

When using this dataset in a research publication, please cite the following original publication and mention the use of the updated version EarthNet2021x: C. Requena-Mesa, V. Benson, M. Reichstein, J. Runge and J. Denzler, “EarthNet2021: A large-scale dataset and challenge for Earth surface forecasting as a guided video prediction task,” 2021 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), 2021, pp. 1132-1142, doi: 10.1109/CVPRW53098.2021.00124.

This Dataset uses E-OBS v23.1 observational data (2016-2020).

We acknowledge the E-OBS dataset and the data providers in the ECA&D project ( Cornes, R., G. van der Schrier, E.J.M. van den Besselaar, and P.D. Jones. 2018: An Ensemble Version of the E-OBS Temperature and Precipitation Datasets, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123. doi:10.1029/2017JD028200

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This Dataset uses Copernicus Sentinel data (2016-2020).

The access and use of Copernicus Sentinel Data and Service Information is regulated under EU law.1 In particular, the law provides that users shall have a free, full and open access to Copernicus Sentinel Data2 and Service Information without any express or implied warranty, including as regards quality and suitability for any purpose. 3 EU law grants free access to Copernicus Sentinel Data and Service Information for the purpose of the following use in so far as it is lawful4 : (a) reproduction; (b) distribution; (c) communication to the public; (d) adaptation, modification and combination with other data and information; (e) any combination of points (a) to (d). EU law allows for specific limitations of access and use in the rare cases of security concerns, protection of third party rights or risk of service disruption. By using Sentinel Data or Service Information the user acknowledges that these conditions are applicable to him/her and that the user renounces to any claims for damages against the European Union and the providers of the said Data and Information. The scope of this waiver encompasses any dispute, including contracts and torts claims, that might be filed in court, in arbitration or in any other form of dispute settlement.

This Dataset uses the sen2flux Cloud mask and BRDF correction from David Montero Loaiza, Leipzig University ( We are grateful for his contributions.

This Dataset uses ESA WorldCover ( under CC BY 4.0. We acknowledge the ESA WorldCover data. © ESA WorldCover project 2020 / Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2020) processed by ESA WorldCover consortium.

This Dataset uses Geomorpho90m data (

We acknowledge the Geomorpho90m data. Amatulli, G., McInerney, D., Sethi, T., Strobl, P., Domisch, S. (2020). Geomorpho90m - Global High-Resolution Geomorphometry Layers. Distributed by OpenTopography. Accessed: 2021-12-17

This Dataset uses SRTM DEM data under CC-BY-4.0 ( We acknowledge the SRTM DEM data. See: T.G., Rosen, P. A., Caro, E., Crippen, R., Duren, R., Hensley, S., Kobrick, M., Paller, M., Rodriguez, E., Roth, L., Seal, D., Shaffer, S., Shimada, J., Umland, J., Werner, M., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., & Alsdorf, D. (2007). The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. In Reviews of Geophysics (Vol. 45, Issue 2). American Geophysical Union (AGU).

This Dataset uses ALOS World 3D-30m under JAXA Terms Of Use Of Research Data (