Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1343–1375, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1343-2018

Special issue: The Lund–Potsdam–Jena managed Land (LPJmL) dynamic...

Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1343–1375, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-1343-2018

Model description paper 12 Apr 2018

Model description paper | 12 Apr 2018

LPJmL4 – a dynamic global vegetation model with managed land – Part 1: Model description

Sibyll Schaphoff et al.

Data sets

LPJmL4 model output for the publications in GMD: LPJmL4 - a dynamic global vegetation model with managed land: Part I – Model description and Part II – Model evaluation S. Schaphoff, W. von Bloh, A. Rammig, K. Thonicke, H. Biemans, M. Forkel, D. Gerten, J. Heinke, J. Jägermeyr, J. Knauer, F. Langerwisch, W. Lucht, C. Müller, S. Rolinski, and K. Waha https://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2017.009

Model code and software

LPJmL4 Model Code S. Schaphoff, W. von Bloh, K. Thonicke, H. Biemans, M. Forkel, D. Gerten, J. Heinke, J. Jägermeyr, C. Müller, S. Rolinski, K. Waha, E. Stehfest, L. de Waal, U. Heyder, M. Gumpenberger, and T. Beringer https://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2018.002

Short summary
Here we provide a comprehensive model description of a global terrestrial biosphere model, named LPJmL4, incorporating the carbon and water cycle and the quantification of agricultural production. The model allows for the consistent and joint quantification of climate and land use change impacts on the biosphere. The model represents the key ecosystem functions, but also the influence of humans on the biosphere. It comes with an evaluation paper to demonstrate the credibility of LPJmL4.