1. General Model Information

Name: TURNOVER OF CARBON IN SOIL

Acronym: CARBON_IN_SOILS


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystems
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: decomposition, turnover, organic matter, soil, crop residue,carbon, CO2 production

Contact:

CLUES
William Guild Building
Kings College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
AB9 1UB
ENGLAND
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Abstract:

Windows-based simulation model describing the decompostion and turnover of organic matter in the soil. It predicts the organic matter status each year resulting from a certain annual input of crop residue into the soil,allowing the student to explore the approach of the soil t equilibrium. Shows the amount of carbon in each of 5 organic matter fractions, total soil carbon and CO2 production as a function of time.

Author of the abstract:

Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES)


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM PC, MS-DOS 3.2, mouse, Windows 2.0

II.2 Source-code:

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III. Mathematical Information


III.1 Mathematics


III.2 Quantities


III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output


IV. References




V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

http://www.clues.abdn.ac.uk:8080/tltp/cturn.html


VI. Additional remarks


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last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:40 CEST 2002

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