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Urban Land Module (34_urban)

Description

The urban module is one of the land modules in MAgPIE (see also the other land modules: 30_crop, 31_pasture, 32_forestry, 33_forest and 35_other). It describes urban settlements areas and estimates their corresponding carbon content.

Interfaces

Input

Name Description Unit A
pcm_land(j,"urban",siclass) urban land of the previous time step mio. ha x
vm_land(j,"urban",siclass) siclass-specific urban area in each cell mio. ha x
vm_carbon_stock(j,"urban",soilc) cell and carbon pool specific carbon stock of urban area mio. tC x

The last columns of the table indicate the usage in the different realizations (numbered with capital letters)

Interface plot


Figure 0: Information exchange among modules

Realizations

(A) static (default)

In this realization urban land remains static with the spatial distribution observed in 1995:

\begin{equation}
vm\_land.fx(j,"urban",si) = pcm\_land(j,"urban",si)
\end{equation}

Carbon contents of all these urban areas are assumed to be 0:
\begin{equation}
vm\_carbon\_stock.fx(j,"urban",c\_pools) = 0
\end{equation}

Limitations
There are currently no known limitations of this realization.

Developer(s)

Jan Philipp Dietrich

See Also

Overview, 30_crop, 31_pasture, 32_forestry, 33_forest, 35_other, 39_landconversion