1. General Model Information



Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: ordinary differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: soil, minute, decomposition, plant debris, animal debris, organic matter,


John Thornley or Jon Arah

address: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Edinburgh Research Station,
phone: 0131 445 4343
fax: 0131 445 3943
email: j.thornley@ite.ac.uk



The model simulates the decomposition of soil organic matter.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS, UNIX, Windows, VAX/VMS

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s):

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

see input/output table for GCTE models

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Thornley, J.H.M. and Verberne, E.L.J. 1989. A model of nitrogen flowsin grassland. Plant, Cell and Environment 12, 863-886.

Thornley, J.H.M., Fowler, D. and Cannell, M.G.R. 1992. Terrestrialcarbon storage resulting from CO2 and nitrogen fertilization in temperategrasslands. Plant, Cell and Environment 14, 1007-1011.

Thornley, J.H.M. and Cannell, M.G.R. 1992. Nitrogen relations in aforest plantation - soil organic matter ecosystem model. Annals ofBotany 70, 137-151.

Thornley, J.H.M. and Cannell, M.G.R. 1994. Predictions of the effectsof climate and management change on termperate grassland. Journal ofAgricultural Science, 123, 151-152.

Cannell, M.G.R., Dewar, R.C. and Thornley, J.H.M. 1991. Carbon fluxand storage in European forests. In Responses of Forest Ecosystems toEnvironmental Changes, (eds.) A. Teller, P. Mathy, J.N.R. Jeffers, pp.256-271. Elsevier Applied Sciences, London & N.Y.

Jones, M.B., Ashenden, T., Parsons, A.J., Payer, H., Raschi, A. andThornley, J.H.M. 1994. The effects of rising CO2 and changing climateon grassland communities in Europe. In Proceedings of the symposium"Global Change: Climate Change and Climate Change Impacts,Focusing on European Research". (in press).

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

GCTE SOMNET Soil Organic Matter Network Database

VI. Additional remarks

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

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