Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5425–5464, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5425-2020

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 5425–5464, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-5425-2020

Model description paper 10 Nov 2020

Model description paper | 10 Nov 2020

Harmonization of global land use change and management for the period 850–2100 (LUH2) for CMIP6

George C. Hurtt et al.

Data sets

Harmonization of Global Land Use Change and Management for the Period 850-2015 Hurtt, G., Chini, L., Sahajpal, R., Frolking, S., Bodirsky, B. L., Calvin, K., Doelman, J., Fisk, J., Fujimori, S., Goldewijk, K., K., Hasegawa, T., Havlik, P., Heinimann, A., Humpenöder, F., Jungclaus, J., Kaplan, J., Krisztin, T., Lawrence, D., Lawrence, P., Mertz, O., Pongratz, J., Popp, A., Riahi, K., Shevliakova, E., Stehfest, E., Thornton, P., van Vuuren, D., and Zhang, X. https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/input4MIPs.10454

Harmonization of Global Land Use Change and Management for the Period 2015-2300 Hurtt, G., Chini, L., Sahajpal, R., Frolking, S., Bodirsky, B. L., Calvin, K., Doelman, J., Fisk, J., Fujimori, S., Goldewijk, K., K., Hasegawa, T., Havlik, P., Heinimann, A., Humpenöder, F., Jungclaus, J., Kaplan, J., Krisztin, T., Lawrence, D., Lawrence, P., Mertz, O., Pongratz, J., Popp, A., Riahi, K., Shevliakova, E., Stehfest, E., Thornton, P., van Vuuren, D., and Zhang, X. https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/input4MIPs.10468

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To estimate the effects of human land use activities on the carbon–climate system, a new set of global gridded land use forcing datasets was developed to link historical land use data to eight future scenarios in a standard format required by climate models. This new generation of land use harmonization (LUH2) includes updated inputs, higher spatial resolution, more detailed land use transitions, and the addition of important agricultural management layers; it will be used for CMIP6 simulations.