Articles | Volume 9, issue 9
Model experiment description paper
02 Sep 2016
Model experiment description paper |  | 02 Sep 2016

The Land Use Model Intercomparison Project (LUMIP) contribution to CMIP6: rationale and experimental design

David M. Lawrence, George C. Hurtt, Almut Arneth, Victor Brovkin, Kate V. Calvin, Andrew D. Jones, Chris D. Jones, Peter J. Lawrence, Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, Julia Pongratz, Sonia I. Seneviratne, and Elena Shevliakova

Data sets

LUMIP Project D. M. Lawrence, G. C. Hurtt, A. Arneth, V. Brovkin, K. V. Calvin, A. D. Jones, C. D. Jones, P. J. Lawrence, N. de Noblet-Ducoudre, J. Pongratz, S. I. Seneviratne, and E. Shevliakova

Short summary
Human land-use activities have resulted in large changes to the Earth's surface, with resulting implications for climate. In the future, land-use activities are likely to expand and intensify further to meet growing demands for food, fiber, and energy. The goal of LUMIP is to take the next steps in land-use change science, and enable, coordinate, and ultimately address the most important land-use science questions in more depth and sophistication than possible in a multi-model context to date.