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

Downscaling land use and land cover from the Global Change Assessment Model for coupling with Earth system models

Yannick Le Page, Tris O. West, Robert Link, and Pralit Patel


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AR by Yannick Le Page on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Aug 2016) by Hisashi Sato
AR by Yannick Le Page on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A computer program was developed to transform maps of regional land use (e.g., crops) and land cover (e.g., forests) areas into gridded maps actually representing their spatial distribution within each region. This is important for studies of future environmental change: economic models project agricultural activities at the regional scale, but Earth system models need gridded information to project the impact of such activities on climate, biodiversity, water availability, and other aspects.