Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4175–4189, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4175-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4175–4189, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4175-2021

Data description paper 26 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 26 Aug 2021

Land-use harmonization datasets for annual global carbon budgets

Louise Chini et al.

Data sets

Land-Use Harmonization 2 update for use in Global Carbon Budget 2019 Louise Chini, George Hurtt, Ritvik Sahajpal, Steve Frolking, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Stephen Sitch, Raphael Ganzenmüller, Lei Ma, Lesley Ott, Julia Pongratz, and Benjamin Poulter https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1851

Model code and software

GLM2 Code (Global Land-use Model 2) for generating LUH2 datasets (Land-Use Harmonization 2) Louise Chini, George Hurtt, Ritvik Sahajpal, and Steve Frolking https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3954113

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Short summary
Carbon emissions from land-use change are a large and uncertain component of the global carbon cycle. The Land-Use Harmonization 2 (LUH2) dataset was developed as an input to carbon and climate simulations and has been updated annually for the Global Carbon Budget (GCB) assessments. Here we discuss the methodology for producing these annual LUH2 updates and describe the 2019 version which used new cropland and grazing land data inputs for the globally important region of Brazil.