1. General Model Information
Name: Modeling of Soil Forming Processes
Main medium: aquatic+terrstrial+
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
Keywords: Education Spreadsheets, Soil Processes
Drs. E.L. MeijerAgricultural UniversityDept. Soil Science & Geology
Duivendaal 10NL 6701 AR Wageningen, The Netherlands
80 hrs course introducing the principles of mathematical
formulation and dynamic modeling of soil forming processes
and their interactions, using transparant LOTUS/SYMPHONY
spreadsheets and graphs of gradually increasing level of
II. Technical Information
Operating System(s): LOTUS-123 and LOTUS-SYMPHONY needed.
Programming Language(s): Fifteen spreadsheets available on Introduction, Climate,Soil water balance, Moisture characteristics, NumericalIntegration, Decalcification, Feldspar weathering, Organicdynamics, Polyacid model for deprotonation and Al complexation,culminating in podzolization. Self-explanatory hypothetical case. Other: The model is for educational purposes. The aim is to understandthe aspects involved in research and applied models.
III. Mathematical Information
E.L. Meijer and T.C.J. Feijtel, 1994. Simulation of SoilForming Processes 4th ed., textbook (104 p) and working book(37 p), Agric. Univ. Dept. Soil Science & Geology, InternalPublication (+ spreadsheets).
V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web
VI. Additional remarks
Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: Thu Sep 18 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by
Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:50 CEST 2002