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Land Use and Conservation Scenarios for California's 4th Climate Change Assessment


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Sleeter, B.M., 2017, Land Use and Conservation Scenarios for California's 4th Climate Change Assessment: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This dataset consists of modeled projections of land use and land cover for the State of California for the period 2001-2101. The Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) model was initialized in 2001 and run forward on an annual time step to 2100. In total 9 simulations were run with 10 Monte Carlo replications of each simulation. Two base scenarios were selected from Sleeter et al., 2017 ( for analysis, including a "business-as-usual" (BAU) land use scenario and a scenario based on "medium" population projections. For each base scenario we ran three alternative conservation scenarios where we simulated conversion of lands into conservation easements. The three conservation [...]


Point of Contact :
Benjamin M Sleeter
Originator :
Benjamin M Sleeter
Metadata Contact :
Benjamin M Sleeter
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Land Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Western Geographic Science Center

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State Class_Read Me.txt 1.18 KB text/plain
Transition Group_Read Me.txt 262 Bytes text/plain 45.24 MB application/zip 43.62 MB application/zip 41.53 MB application/zip 43.19 MB application/zip 42.94 MB application/zip 46.11 MB application/zip 47.96 MB application/zip 50.71 MB application/zip 47.84 MB application/zip


This dataset was generated to support various activities within the State of California's 4th Climate Assessment.



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7W37VFJ

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