Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Model experiment description paper
02 Mar 2020
Model experiment description paper |  | 02 Mar 2020

Development and testing scenarios for implementing land use and land cover changes during the Holocene in Earth system model experiments

Sandy P. Harrison, Marie-José Gaillard, Benjamin D. Stocker, Marc Vander Linden, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Oliver Boles, Pascale Braconnot, Andria Dawson, Etienne Fluet-Chouinard, Jed O. Kaplan, Thomas Kastner, Francesco S. R. Pausata, Erick Robinson, Nicki J. Whitehouse, Marco Madella, and Kathleen D. Morrison

Data sets

First pollen-based REVEALS reconstruction of vegetation abundance in Europe for five time windows between 6 k years BP and present M.-J. Gaillard

Pollen-based reconstructions of bioclimatic variables at 6000 yr BP S. P. Harrison

Climate simulations of impact of LULC on mid-Holocene climate S. P. Harrison

The KK10 Anthropogenic Land Cover Change scenario for the preindustrial Holocene J. O. Kaplan and K. M. Krumhardt

Anthropogenic land-use estimates for the Holocene; HYDE 3.2. DANS C. G. M. Klein Goldewijk

Model code and software

Code to reproduce Figure 7 from Harrison et al., GMD A. Dawson

Code to compare model outputs and pollen-based reconstructions S. P. Harrison

ALCC_Comparison_Figure J. O. Kaplan

Regional Land Use mapping code and dataset for Early and Middle Neolithic Ireland (3750-3600 cal BC and 3600-3400 cal BC, respectively) S. Lewin and M. Whitehouse

Code for fig 3 of doi:10.5194/gmd-2019-125 M. Vander Linden

Short summary
The Past Global Changes LandCover6k initiative will use archaeological records to refine scenarios of land use and land cover change through the Holocene to reduce the uncertainties about the impacts of human-induced changes before widespread industrialization. We describe how archaeological data are used to map land use change and how the maps can be evaluated using independent palaeoenvironmental data. We propose simulations to test land use and land cover change impacts on past climates.