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Model type Single
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Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Global
Model domain Terrestrial
One-line model description The CLUMondo model is a spatially explicit and dynamics land system change model
Extended model description CLUMondo is based on the land systems approach. Land systems are socio-ecological systems that reflect land use in a spatial unit in terms of land cover composition, spatial configuration, and the management activities employed. The precise definition of land systems depends on the scale of analysis, the purpose of modelling, and the case study region. In contrast to land cover classifications the role of land use intensity and livestock systems are explicitly addressed. Each land system can be characterized in terms of the fractional land covers.
Land systems are characterized based on the amount of forest in the landscape mosaic and the management type ranging from swidden cultivation to permanent cultivation and plantations.

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Name Peter Verburg
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
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Town / City Amsterdam
Postal code 1081 HV
Country Netherlands
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Code optimized Single Processor
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Start year development 2011
Does model development still take place? Yes
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Code development status Active
When did you indicate the 'code development status'? 2020
Model availability As code
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Program license type Other
Program license type other Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).
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Pre-processing software needed? Yes
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Post-processing software needed? Yes
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Visualization software needed? Yes
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Is there a manual available? Yes
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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
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Peter Verburg
Nr. of publications: 35
Total citations: 1519
h-index: 17
m-quotient: 1.42
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Nr. of publications: 35
Total citations: 1519
h-index: 17
m-quotient: 1.42

Featured publication(s)YearModel describedType of ReferenceCitations
van Asselen, Sanneke; Verburg, Peter H.; 2012. A Land System representation for global assessments and land-use modeling. Global Change Biology, 18, 3125–3148. 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02759.x
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2012 CLUMondo
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