LPJmL4 Model Code

Sibyll Schaphoff, Werner von Bloh, Kirsten Thonicke, H. Biemans, Matthias Forkel, Dieter Gerten, Jens Heinke, Jonas Jägermeyr, Christoph Müller, Susanne Rolinski, Katharina Waha, Elke Stehfest, Liesbeth de Waal, Ursula Heyder, Marlies Gumpenberger, Tim Beringer

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LPJmL4 is a process-based model that simulates climate and land-use change impacts on the terrestrial biosphere, the water and carbon cycle and on agricultural production. The LPJmL4 model combines plant physiological relations, generalized empirically established functions and plant trait parameters. The model incorporates dynamic land use at the global scale and is also able to simulate the production of woody and herbaceous short-rotation bio-energy plantations. Grid cells may contain one or several types of natural or agricultural vegetation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • soil carbon
  • vegetation carbon
  • global carbon balance
  • permafrost distribution
  • discharge
  • fractional burned area
  • crop yields
  • global dynamic vegetation model
  • vegetation dynamics


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