LUC :  Reference Manual
    Release Level 1.0
    Release Date 2008 11
    Revision Level 1.0

Land use class selection

The list offers the superset of classes available, starting by default with the classes represented in the initial conditions; classes from the list can be toggeled on and off by ticking the appropriate select box.

The user can select from the superset or master list those land use classes that should be used in the scenario. By default, and in a master copy for a scenario, those classes represented in the initial conditions Class is selected by ticking the checkbox at the outer right.

The classes offered span CORINE lebvel 2 and 3, i.e., two and three digit codes are there side by side, and they may also include user defined extension to the set with an arbitrary number of digits NOT in the original CORINE classification. For example, we may want to extend or rather replace 142 (sport and leisure facilities) with the new non-CORINE classes 1422 (beach resorts) and 1421 (other sport and leisure facilities).

To keep a scenario consistent:

  • Do NOT mix 2 and 3 digit classes WITHIN the same group, i.e., 123 and 51 can be in the same scenario, 112 and 11 NOT !

For each class, the user can also define their display colors in term of RGB values in the range from 0-255; 255-0-0 : all red, 255-255-0 : yellow, etc.

To find a set of proper RGB intensity values for a given desired color, a color editor tool can be popped up by clicking n the small painters palette symbol adjacent to the RGB editing windows.

For each record, an additional button for edit can be used to pop up a specific editor for additional class (and scenario) specific attributes. During the model run, these attributes are summed over all instances of that class, to provide an area weighted sum.

Class specific coefficients e.g., for water use, energy use, waste generation etc., can be set at that level as they are not generic, but scenario specific:

Concepts and associated coefficients ( in unit/ha and year).

  • water use (Mm3)
  • energy use (MWhrs)
  • waste water generation (Mm3)
  • solid waste generation (tons);

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