1. General Model Information

Name: Wageningen Carbon Cycle Model

Acronym: CARBON

Main medium: terrestrial+aquatic
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosphere
Type of model: ordinary differential equations
Main application: research
Keywords: atmospheric CO2, carbon cycle, net primary productivity, deforestation, plankton production


Prof.dr.ir. J. Goudriaan
leerstoelgroep Plantaardige Productiesystemen
Postbus 9101
the Netherlands

Phone: + 31 317 4 83987
Fax: +31.317.484892
email: jan.goudriaan@pp.dpw.wau.nl


Prof.Dr.ir. J. Goudriaan.


The model contains the carbon reservoirs, and the 13 and 14 isotopes, in the ocean (12 layers, Pacific/Indian and Atlantic) and in the terrestrial biosphere (soil carbon, woody and herbaceous biomass, 6 vegetation types).

Author of the abstract:


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): PC and Mac Executables are available , please contact the author

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): Microsoft FORTRAN Source-code is available , please contact the author

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

State variables:See description, further phosphate and oxygen contents of sea-water.
Number of statevariables: 252.

III.2.1 Input

Input data: Fossil fuel combustion, vegetation properties, rate of deforestation, ocean circulation, atmosphere-ocean exchange rate.
Number of inputdata: About 100.

III.2.2 Output

See state variables, atmospheric CO2.
Time interval ofsimulation: 1 year.
Basic spatial unit: km2.

IV. References

Goudriaan, J., 1990. Biological cycling of CO2. International Energy Agency Executive Conferenceon 'Solar Photoconversion Processes for Recycling Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere', Colorado Springs 13-16 March 1990. 5 pp.
Goudriaan, J., 1992. Biosphere structure, carbon sequestering potential and the atmospheric 14C carbon record. Journal of Experimental Botany 43: 253, 1111-1119.
Goudriaan, J., 1995. Global carbon cycle. In: Climate change and rice. Eds. Peng, S.; Ingram, K.T.; Neue, H.-U. and Ziska, L.H. Springer-Verlag, Berlin and IRRI, Manila, pp207-217.
Goudriaan, J., 1995. Global carbon cycle and carbon sequestration. In: Carbon sequestration in the biosphere. Processes and prospects. Ed. M.A. Beran NATO ASI Series I: Global Environmental Change, Vol. 33, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp 3-18.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

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