Net land use change flux ("land use emissions") simulated by BLUE


Dataset underlying the publication E. Hansis, S.J. Davis, and J. Pongratz: Relevance of methodological choices for accounting of land use change carbon fluxes, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 1230-1246. doi:10.1002/2014GB004997.

  • Spatially explicit simulations with the bookkeeping model BLUE at half degree resolution.
  • Database contains years AD 1500 - 2012.
  • Contact authors for access.


Millennium Reconstruction of Land Use Change


Download from the World Data Center for Climate at when typing "RECON_LAND_COVER_800-1992" into the search field.

  • Database contains years AD 800 - 1992. Contact authors for an extension until the year 2100.
  • Three reconstructions are available in the database that provide low, medium, and high estimates w.r.t changes in per-capita land use area.
  • Each reconstruction provides changes in agricultural areas (cropland, pasture) and 11 different natural vegetation types.

Cite asJ. Pongratz, C. Reick, T. Raddatz, and M. Claussen: A reconstruction of global agricultural areas and land cover for the last millennium, Global Biogeochem. Cycles 22, GB3018, doi:10.1029/2007GB003153.