LandCover6K: Using Archaeology to Improve Climate Models
Author(s): Kathleen Morrison
This paper introduces LandCover6k, an international collaboration dedicated to reconstructing Holocene land cover (vegetation) and land use on a global scale. Throughout the Holocene, human land use has led to changes in vegetation as well as having other effects on global climate. These effects are typically modeled (anthropogenic land cover change models, ALCC) using limited historical information, with the results of such models used in climate models. Existing ALCC models differ significantly, however. LandCover6k aims to contribute to climate modeling efforts by aggregating archaeological, historical, and pollen data on a global scale.
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LandCover6K: Using Archaeology to Improve Climate Models. Kathleen Morrison. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429241)
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