1. General Model Information
Name: A comprehensive model of plant-environment interaction
Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry, forestry, agriculture, hydrology
Organization level: leaf, canopy
Type of model: compartment model
Keywords: soil-plant-atmosphere model, plant-environment interactions, photosynthesis, water flux, CO2 flux, upscaling, soil, canopy, leaf
Dr. John M. Norman,
Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cupid is a comprehensive soil-plant-atmosphere model that uses inputs of leaf
physiological characteristics (photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and respiration),
canopy architecture, soil characteristics (heat and water properties) with boundary
conditions at the bottom of the root zone and above the canopy to predict predict
plant-environment interactions of many kinds. Examples include water budgets of
irrigated crops, plant- pest-microenvironment interactions, canopy light-use efficiency,
water- use efficiency, canopy energy budgets, leaf wetness duration and remote sensing
Source of this abstract: Cupid home
page by John M. Norman.
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): MS-DOS
Programming Language(s): A description of subroutines and code is to be found at the Cupid home page . FORTRAN
III. Mathematical Information
For a complete list of related references change for the Cupid home page side here .
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
The home page of Cupid with a lot of additional informations concerning structure, functioning of model, etc.
VI. Additional remarks
Cup2RDB is a very usefull utility program to view and analyse Cupid output informations.
Last review of this document by: Michael Sonntag: May, 16th 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by
Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:41 CEST 2002