THESIS | CLM land use data tool

This tool is used to generate a transient land use and land cover change input data file for use by CLM5 in CESM2 simulations. The tool has been built to read historical or future scenarios of land use and land cover change data in the annual time series format compiled for the CMIP6 Land Use and Scenario Model Intercomparison Projects (LUMIP and ScenarioMIP).

The tool can be used over a range of spatial extents, from global down to a predefined region, and over a range of grid resolutions. The tool takes time series data following the Global Land Model (GLM) land units that represent dynamics of agriculture and forests. The land use data also provides management information for crops and forests through transient nitrogen fertilizer and irrigation fraction, and through wood harvest in terms of carbon biomass removal.

Related publications

Lawrence, D. M., 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, 2016. The Land Use Model Intercomparison Project (LUMIP): Rationale and experimental design. Geoscientific Model Development. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-9-2973-2016.

Released code

Source code (in C) can be downloaded here.
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Citation for Model Code

Lawrence P. (2017, July 18). “CLM Land Use Tool (Version 1).” NCAR THESIS Tools Library. Retrieved from: DOI: forthcoming.


Download documentation (PDF) for the CLM land use tool.

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