1. General Model Information

Name: A comprehensive model of plant-environment interaction

Acronym: CUPID

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry, forestry, agriculture, hydrology
Organization level: leaf, canopy
Type of model: compartment model
Main application:
Keywords: soil-plant-atmosphere model, plant-environment interactions, photosynthesis, water flux, CO2 flux, upscaling, soil, canopy, leaf


Martha Anderson
Email: anderson@bob.soils.wisc.edu
Larry Murdock
Email: murdock@bob.soils.wisc.edu


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 applications.

Source of this abstract: Cupid home page by John M. Norman.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): MS-DOS

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): A description of subroutines and code is to be found at the Cupid home page . FORTRAN

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

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

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