1. General Model Information

Name: A Coupled Photosynthesis-Stomatal-Energy Balance Model for Leaves

Acronym: LEAFC3

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: organ
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: Photosynthesis, Stomatal Conductance, Energy Balance,Leaf Boundary Layer Conductance


Ned Nikolov,
USDA FS/Rocky Mountain Station,
240 W.Prospect Rd
Fort Collins CO 80526 USA
Phone: (970) 498-1315
Fax : (970) 498-1010
email: nnikolov@lamar.colostate.edu



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

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): No executable file is available because LEAFC3 is primarily designed tobe used as a part of plant-canopy models.

II.2 Source-code:

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)

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

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

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