1. General Model Information

Name: MAIZE

Acronym: MAIZE


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: agriculture
Organization level: population
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: Crop, growth, maize, zea mays, corn,water budget, nitrogen budget

Contact:

Dr. T.R. Sinclair.
United States Department of Agricultural, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Agronomy Department, Agronomy Physiology Laboratory, P.O.Box 110840, Gainesville, FL 32611-0840 UNITED STATES.
Phone: +1.352.3926180
Fax: +1.352.3745852
email:

Author(s):

Abstract:

The MAIZE model is a mechanistic model that uses simplified functions to describe crop development and growth. Daily predictions of crop mass accumulation and water use are generated. The most complicated version includes the soil and crop nitrogen budget.

Purpose of the model:

Model parentage:

Source of the AbstractCAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS.

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): BASIC.

II.3 Manuals:



II.4 Data:



III. Mathematical Information


III.1 Mathematics


III.2 Quantities


III.2.1 Input

Minimum and maximum temperature, solar radiation, precipitation.

III.2.2 Output

Basic spatial unit: m2.
Time interval of simulation: Daily.

IV. References


Muchow et al., 1990. Agronomy Journal 82: 338-343
Muchow & Sinclair, 1991. Agronomy Journal 83: 1052-1059
Sinclair & Muchow, 1995. Agronomy Journal 87: 632-641



V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web


VI. Additional remarks

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