1. General Model Information

Name: Mulch Application Simulation to Quench Unchecked Erosion

Acronym: MASQUE1


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: mulch, runoff, soil loss, crop yield, maize, land use

Contact:

Ir. P. Kiepe
Grevingaheerd 166
9737 ST Groningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Phone: +31.50.414714
Fax : +31.50.414714
email:

Author(s):

Abstract:

The model simulates the effect of surface mulch on runoff, soil loss and crop yield. Crop growth simulation is based on SUCROS* [Notice: see SUCROS1 and SUCROS2] and MAIZE. The model is validated for maize and the mulch type of Cassia siamea prunings, in Madakos, Kenya, but if the necessary crop physiological properties and mulch decomposition rate are known, other species may be used.

Author of the abstract:
CAMASE Register of Agro-ecosystems Models


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM compatible PC/AT >= 640 Kb RAM

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): FST Other software required: FORTRAN-77, TTUTIL and CABO/TPE Weather System.

II.3 Manuals:



II.4 Data:



III. Mathematical Information


III.1 Mathematics

Rate variables: Crop development, photosynthesis, growth, biomass, evaporation, transpiration,

III.2 Quantities

Rate variables: Crop development, photosynthesis, growth, biomass, evaporation, transpiration,infiltration, percolation, water content, drainage, runoff.
Number of rate variables: 60.
State variables: Yield (leaves, stems, cobs, grain), infiltrated water, ponded water, drainage,runoff, soil loss, cumulated water, evaporated water.
Number of state variables: 60.
Mulch type, mulch rate, weather data, rainfall intensity, slope, altitude, latitude, crop

III.2.1 Input

Mulch type, mulch rate, weather data, rainfall intensity, slope, altitude, latitude, cropphysiological properties, soil properties. Yield, soil loss, runoff and any other rate or state variable requested.

III.2.2 Output

Yield, soil loss, runoff and any other rate or state variable requested. Number of output data: Optional.
Time interval of simulation: 1 day.

IV. References



V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web


VI. Additional remarks


Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 21. 07. 1997 -
Status of the document:
last modified by Joachim Benz Mon Jul 2 18:31:37 CEST 2007

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