1. General Model Information

Name: Controllo delle Risorse Idriche Territoriali in Emilia-Romagna e del loro Impatto Ambientale


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: agriculture, hydrology, meteorology
Organization level: Landscape, Ecosystem
Type of model: 1D, rule based, difference equations
Main application: decision support/expert system, research, simulation/optimisation tool
Keywords: agrometeorology, agrienvironment, water pollution


Vittorio Marletto
ARPA Emilia-Romagna, Servizio Meteorologico,
Phone: +39-051-6497564
Fax: +39-051-6497501
email: vmarletto@smr.arpa.emr.it


Franco Zinoni, Vittorio Marletto,Tomaso Tonelli


CRITERIA is a modelling environment specifically designed to simulate soil water balance and nutrient transport in a geographical setting, taking into account weather data, soil distribution and characteristics, crop parameters and technical input (irrigation, fertilization, tillage type and dates). We recently added a potential crop growth module based on the Wofost model and a numerical version of the water and transport model is being developed at the moment (2003). CRITERIA is available also with a non-geographical model development and testing interface called BancodiProva (Testing Bench).

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): Windows from the contact person

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): available from the contact person
C++, Visual Basic

II.3 Manuals:

available from the contact person

II.4 Data:

Geographical information on weather network, soil and crop distribution. Weather daily data: min and max temperature, precipitation Soil texture, organic matter, bulk density and skeleton for every horizon, horizon number, depth and thickness Crop sowing date, tillage type and date Irrigation schedule (date, type, amount) Fertilization schedule (date, type, amount)

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

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: Thu Sep 11 10:37:35 2003
Status of the document: Contributed by Vittorio Marletto
last modified by Tobias Gabele Thu Sep 18 09:50:44 CEST 2003

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