Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 369–386, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-369-2017
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 369–386, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-369-2017

Short communication 23 May 2017

Short communication | 23 May 2017

Current challenges of implementing anthropogenic land-use and land-cover change in models contributing to climate change assessments

Reinhard Prestele et al.

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Demand for biodiversity protection and carbon storage as drivers of global land change scenarios (http://www.environmentalgeography.nl/site/data-models/) D. A. Eitelberg, J. van Vliet, J. C. Doelman, E. Stehfest, and P. H. Verburg https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.06.014

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Land-use change is still overly simplistically implemented in global ecosystem and climate models. We identify and discuss three major challenges at the interface of land-use and climate modeling and propose ways for how to improve land-use representation in climate models. We conclude that land-use data-provider and user communities need to engage in the joint development and evaluation of enhanced land-use datasets to improve the quantification of land use–climate interactions and feedback.
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