Chesapeake Bay Land Use Change Model

The Chesapeake Bay Land Change Model is the land change component model for the Chesapeake Bay Model. The land change model is an empirical model based upon housing and population data, land cover and conversion trends and sewer service areas. It is capable of analyzing and forecasting land change and its effects on sewers and septic systems in the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Bay Program
Model Information
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Spatial Resolution
Land cover model has a 1 meter by 1 meter resolution.
Temporal Resolution
Time scale of land change is based on population trend models and spatial land change data used.
Outputs include the expected land cover and population trends for the region.
Intended User
Model Type
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are incorporated though the scenarios developed in the scenario builder.
Geographic Region
Chesapeake Bay
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
closed source
Computational Burden
Scenario Modeling
batch mode described
Coding Language
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical, simulation
Maintenance Plan
Date of Last Known Update
not available
User Manual
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