Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 429–447, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-429-2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 429–447, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-429-2022

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 et al.

Model code and software

gcamland v2.0 K. Calvin, R. Link, A. Snyder, and E. Sinha https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4071797

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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.