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The LUCAS Model

The Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) tracks changes in land use, land cover, land management, and disturbance, and their impacts on ecosystem carbon storage and flux.

The LUCAS model combines:
- State-and-Transition Simulation Model to simulate changes in land-use across a range of geographic scales.
- Stock and Flow Model to track the movement of carbon between different “pools” including interactions between land and atmosphere.
- Linkage to the Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS) dynamic global vegetation model.

Land-Use and Climate Change Team,
Western Geographic Science Center, United States Geological Survey
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