Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3203–3220, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3203-2020

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 3203–3220, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-3203-2020

Model description paper 14 Jul 2020

Model description paper | 14 Jul 2020

Global rules for translating land-use change (LUH2) to land-cover change for CMIP6 using GLM2

Lei Ma et al.

Data sets

GLM2_modified and Results L. Ma, L. Chini, G. Hurtt, and R. Sahajpal https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3533792

LUH2 dataset G. C. Hurtt et al. https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/input4MIPs.10454

New IPCC Tier-1 global biomass carbon map for the year 2000 A. Ruesch and H. K. Gibbs https://doi.org/10.15485/1463800

Model code and software

GLM2_modified and Results L. Ma, L. Chini, G. Hurtt, R. Sahajpal https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3533792

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Short summary
Earth system models require information on historical land cover change. We present transition rules to generate land cover change from newly developed land use dataset (Land-use Harmonization, LUH2). The resulting forest cover, vegetation carbon, and emissions from land use and land cover change are simulated and evaluated against remote sensing data and other studies. The rules can guide the incorporation of land-cover information within earth system models for CMIP6.