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Ma, Lei; Hurtt, George C.; Chini, Louise P.; Sahajpal, Ritvik; Pongratz, Julia ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0372-3960; Frolking, Steve; Stehfest, Elke; Klein Goldewijk, Kees; O’ Leary, Donal and Doelman, Jonathan C. (2019): Global Transition Rules for Translating Land-use Change (LUH2) To Land-cover Change for CMIP6 using GLM2. In: Geoscientific Model Development [PDF, 3MB]

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Abstract

Information on historical land-cover change is important for understanding human impacts on the environment. Over the last decade, global models have characterized historical land-use changes, but few have been able to relate these changes with corresponding changes in land-cover. Utilizing the latest global land-use change data, we make several assumptions about the relationship between land-use and land-cover change, and evaluate each scenario with remote sensing data to identify optimal fit. The resulting transition rule can guide the incorporation of land-cover information within earth system models.

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