1. General Model Information
Name: A Coupled Photosynthesis-Stomatal-Energy Balance Model for Leaves
Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: organ
Type of model: not specified
Keywords: Photosynthesis, Stomatal Conductance, Energy Balance,Leaf Boundary Layer Conductance
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LEAFC3 is a generic computer model for estimating short-term steady-state
fluxes of CO2, water vapor and heat from broad leaves and needle-leaved
coniferous shoots of C3 plant species. The model explicitly couples all
major processes and feedbacks known to impact leaf biochemistry and biophysics
including biochemical reactions, stomatal function, and leaf-boundary layer
heat- and mass-transport mechanisms. The implementation of a highly efficient
solution technique allows the model to be directly incorporated into plant-canopy
and terrestrial ecosystem models.
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): No executable file is available because LEAFC3 is primarily designed tobe used as a part of plant-canopy models.
Programming Language(s): The LEAFC3 model is written in Turbo Pascal and its source code is availableuppon request from the senior author (see Contact section)
III. Mathematical Information
Nikolov, N.T., Massman, W.J. & Schoettle, A.W. 1995. Couplingbiochemical and biophysical processes at the leaf level: an equilibriumphotosynthesis model for leaves of C3 plants.
Ecological Modelling 80:205-235.
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
Last review of this document by: 10. August 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by
Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:45 CEST 2002