1. General Model Information


Acronym: MEDRUSH

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: landscape
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: vegetation growth, vegetation distribution, water runoff, sediment yield, storms, climate variation, landuse, GIS


MEDALUS Project Office
20a High Street
RG13 4JD

Phone: 0044 163 587 6015
Fax : 0044 163 587 6015
email: Malcolm McMahon



MEDRUSH is a combined geographical information system and large scale distributed process model that is intended to be applicable to areas of up to 5,000 km2 and for periods of up to 100 years. It is intended to provide scenarios of vegetation growth and the distribution of functional types, and to forecast water runoff, sediment yield, and the various ways in which these factors evolve in response to short term sequences of storms, seasonal/annual variations in climate, and long term trends in climate and landuse. Development work is still in hand.
The creation of this model is being funded by the European Community as part of the Mediterranean Land Use and Desertification Project - MEDALUS. Information supplied by Bob Abrahart.

Author of the abstract:Bernie Engel Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University

II. Technical Information

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III. Mathematical Information

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IV. References

Literature related to MEDALUS I

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 Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:45 CEST 2002

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