Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
06 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2023

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

Steven J. De Hertog, Felix Havermann, Inne Vanderkelen, Suqi Guo, Fei Luo, Iris Manola, Dim Coumou, Edouard L. Davin, Gregory Duveiller, Quentin Lejeune, Julia Pongratz, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Sonia I. Seneviratne, and Wim Thiery

Data sets

VUB-HYDR/2022_De-Hertog_etal_ESD S. De Hertog

Postprocessed data of LAMACLIMA simulations underlying the analysis done in De Hertog et al. (2022) ESD S. 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 occur and in remote areas. Idealized afforestation causes global warming, which might offset the cooling effect from enhanced carbon uptake.
Final-revised paper