Buechel, M.

Potential afforestation scenarios based on catchment structure and land cover for twelve catchments in Great Britain for use with the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES)

Data comprise a set of broadleaf afforestation scenarios (provided as netCDF files) that may be run with the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), a community land surface model. The scenarios are based on the CEH Land Cover 2000 classification. Afforestation takes place according to catchment structure and existing land cover.

Scenarios cover twelve river catchments in Great Britain: Dee, Tay, Ouse, Ure, Derwent, Thames, Avon, Tamar, Severn at Bewdley , Severn at Haw Bridge, Ribble and Clyde.

Afforestation scenarios relate to two catchment properties: - (1) River network structure and (2) Land use. By using these two catchment properties, in conjunction with different extents of afforestation, up to 288 afforestation scenarios per catchment are generated.

This dataset was created as part of the NERC doctoral training partnerships (grant number NE/L002612/1).

Publication date: 2021-10-28

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: NetCDF

You must cite: Buechel, M. (2021). Potential afforestation scenarios based on catchment structure and land cover for twelve catchments in Great Britain for use with the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES). NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/f484ff54-9139-462e-b37a-347a69f78500

 

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Study area

Provenance & quality

The data is based on the UKCEH Land Cover 2000 raster at 25 m2. Drainage basin areas were discretised using the IHDTM (50 m2) and streams created using ArcGIS 10.6. Land cover scenarios were converted to fractions of the eight different land cover types according to JULES base configuration at a 1 km2 grid scale. Each of the eight land fractions rasters were then combined in a netCDF file using the Python packages rasterio and netCDF4 to create the land cover scenarios in a format for JULES to process. Land maps generated were compared to the CHESS-land dataset to ensure that they were generated accurately.

Correspondence/contact details

Marcus Buechel
University of Oxford
 marcus.buechel@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Author

Buechel, M.
University of Oxford

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Oxford
 marcus.buechel@ouce.ox.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
afforestation,  Avon,  CHESS-land,  Clyde,  Dee,  Derwent,  hydrology,  Hydrology JULES,  Ouse,  Ribble,  scenario,  Severn at Bewdley,  Severn at Haw Bridge,  Tamar,  Tay,  Thames,  Ure
INSPIRE Theme
Land Cover
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L002612/1
Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
ArcGIS
Last updated
15 November 2021 16:35