Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Development and technical paper
19 Jan 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 19 Jan 2022

Modeling land use and land cover change: using a hindcast to estimate economic parameters in gcamland v2.0

Katherine V. Calvin, Abigail Snyder, Xin Zhao, and Marshall Wise

Model code and software

gcamland v2.0 K. Calvin, R. Link, A. Snyder, and E. Sinha

Short summary
Future changes in land use and cover have important implications for agriculture, energy, water use, and climate. In this study, we demonstrate a more systematic and empirically based approach to estimating a few key parameters for an economic model of land use and land cover change, gcamland. We identify parameter combinations that best replicate historical land use in the United States.