Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 1305–1350, 2022
Earth Syst. Dynam., 13, 1305–1350, 2022
Research article
21 Sep 2022
Research article | 21 Sep 2022

The biogeophysical effects of idealized land cover and land management changes in Earth system models

Steven J. De Hertog et al.

Model code and software

The Community Earth System Model Version 2 (CESM2) ( G. Danabasoglu, J. F. Lamarque, J. Bacmeister, D. A. Bailey, A. K. Du Vivier, J. Edwards, L. K. Emmons, J. Fasullo, R. Garcia, A. Gettelman, C. Hannay, M. M. Holland, W. G. Large, P. H. Lauritzen, D. M. Lawrence, J. T. Lenaerts, K. Lindsay, W. H. Lipscomb, M. J. Mills, R. Neale, K. W. Oleson, B. Otto-Bliesner, A. S. Phillips, W. Sacks, S. Tilmes, L. van Kampenhout, M. Vertenstein, A. Bertini, J. Dennis, C. Deser, C. Fischer, B. Fox-Kemper, J. E. Kay, D. Kinnison, P. J. Kushner, V. E. Larson, M. C. Long, S. Mickelson, J. K. Moore, E. Nienhouse, L. Polvani, P. J. Rasch, and W. G. Strand

VUB-HYDR/2022_De-Hertog_etal_ESD: Signal separation and analysis scripts (v1.0.0) S. J. De Hertog

Short summary
Land cover and land management changes are important strategies for future land-based mitigation. We investigate the climate effects of cropland expansion, afforestation, irrigation, and wood harvesting using three Earth system models. Results show that these have important implications for surface temperature where the land cover and/or management change occurs and in remote areas. Idealized afforestation causes global warming, which might offset the cooling effect from enhanced carbon uptake.
Final-revised paper