1. General Model Information

Name: WAVE

Acronym: WAVE

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry, agriculture, hydrology, soil science
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: partial differential equations, ordinary differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: water transport, unsaturated, richards equation, crop growth, soil, decomposition, plant debris, animal debris


Dr. M. Vanclooster.
Universite Catholique de Louvain,
Département des Sciences du Milieu et de l'Aménagement du Territoire,
Unité de génie rural (GERU)
Place Croix du Sud 2, Bte 2,
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE.
Phone: +32 (0)10 47 37 10
Fax: +32 (0)10 47 38 33
email: vanclooster@geru.ucl.ac.be
Homepage: http://www.agro.ucl.ac.be/geru/


Vanclooster, M., Viaene, P., Diels, J. and Christiaens, K. (and others)


The WAVE model (Water and Agrochemicals in the soil, crop and Vadose Environment) describes the transport and transformations of matter and energy in the soil, crop and vadose environment.

The WAVE model has been developed at the Institute for Land and Water Management of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).

It's a deterministic, numerical and integrated model that simulates the behavior of water, heat and agrochemicals in the vertical direction. The WAVE model is an integration of earlier models such as SWATRER (water module), SOILN (nitrogen module), LEACHN (heat and solute modules) and SUCROS (crop growth module).

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): Unix, MS-DOS

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): FORTRAN

II.3 Manuals:

Vanclooster, M., P. Viaene & J. Diels, 1994. WAVE: a mathematical model for simulating water and agrochemicals in the vadose environment: reference and user's manual (release 2.0). Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. 154 pp.

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

Rate variables: Simulation dependent, maximum about 30.

State variables: Soil moisture, soil pressure head, soil solute concentrations, soil temperatures, crop dry matter, crop organ dry matter, crop N content, etc.

III.2.1 Input

Climate (rain, evapotranspiration, temperature, relative humidity, radiation), soil (retention, conductivity, dispensivity, texture), land use (fertilization, etc.). Input check in model: Yes.

View Input data requirements of WAVE in comparison to other Soil Organic Matter models:
These seven tables can be downloaded in Postscript Format

III.2.2 Output

View output data of WAVE in comparison to other SOM - Models:

IV. References

Vereecken, H., Vanclooster, M., Swerts, M. and Diels, J. 1991.Simulating nitrogen behaviour in soil cropped with winter wheat.Fertilizer Research 27:233-243.

Vanclooster, M., Vereecken, H., Diels, J., Huysmans, F., Verstraete,W. and Feyen, J. 1992. Effect of mobile and immobile water inpredicting nitrogen leaching from cropped soils. ModellingGeo-Biosphere Processes 1:23-40.

Diels, J. 1994. A validation procedure accounting for model inputuncertainty: Methodology and application to the SWATRER model.Ph.D. Thesis. Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toefepaste Biologische173 pp.

Vanclooster, M. 1995. Nitrogen transport in soil: Theoretical,experimental and numerical analysis. Ph.D. Thesis. FaculteitLandbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Weteschappen. 220pp.

Vanclooster, M., Vereecken, H., Swerts, M. and Feyen, J. 1991.Applications of the SWATNIT-model. In: Soil and GroundwaterResearch Report II. Nitrate in soils. Commission of the EuropeanCommunities, DGXII, 4th Environmental Research Programme:539-540.

Vereecken, H., Swerts, M. and Vanclooster, M. 1991. Description ofthe SWATNIT-model. In: Soil and Groundwater Research Report II.Nitrate in Soils. Commission of the European Communities, DGXII, 4thEnvironmental Research Programme: 262-266.

Swerts, M., Vanclooster, M., Vereecken, H. and Feyen, J. 1991.Performance of the SWATNIT-model. In: Soil and GroundwaterResearch Report II. Nitrate in Soils. Commission of the EuropeanCommunities, DGXII, 4th Environmental Research Programme:310-314.

Vereecken, H., Vanclooster, M. and Swerts, M. 1989. A model for the estimation of N leaching with regional applicability. In: The InternationalConference/ Fertilization and the environment. Leuven, Belgium, August1989. R. Merckx, H. Vereecken and K. Vlassak (eds.) Fertilization andthe environment. Leuven Academic Press, 1990. p. 250-263.

Diels, J., Christiaens, K., Vanclooster, M., Deckers, J. and Feyen J.1993. Effect of increasing carbon dioxide concentration and climatechange on the soil-plant system: A simulation study for winter wheat. In:Belgian Impulse Programme, Global Change, Symposium 17-18 May1993, Brussels, Proceedings, Vol III, 17 pp.

Chang, Y., Hubrechts, L., Vanclooster, M., and Feyen, J. 1994.Evaluation of the environmental impact of supplementary irrigation underconventional farm management. In: Proceedings of the 17th EuropeanRegional Conference of the ICID on Efficient and Ecologically SoundUse of Irrigation Water with Special Reference to European Countries.Vol 3:23-32. Varna, Bulgaria, May, p.16-22.

Vanclooster, M., Diels, J., Mallants, D., Feyen, J., Dust, M. andVereecken, H. 1994. Analysing the effect of uncertain soil properties onpredicted pesticide leaching. In: Fifth International Workshop on Environmental behaviour of pesticides and regulatory aspects, Brussels,26-29 May Proceedings. (in press).

Vanclooster, M., Viaene, P., Diels, J. and Christiaens, K. 1995.WAVE: A mathematical model for simulating water and agrochemicals inthe soil and vadose environment. Reference and user's manual (release2.0). Institute for Land and Water Management, Katholieke UniversiteitLeuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Kim, D.J., Vereecken, H., Feyen, J., Vanclooster, M. and Stroosnijder,L. 1993. A numerical model of water movement and soil deformation ina ripening clay soil. Modelling Geo-Biosphere Processes 1:185-203.

Mallants, D., Vanclooster, M., Diels, J. and Feyen, J. 1992.Kwantitatieve en kwalitatieve aspecten van het waterbeheer. Naareenintegrale aanpak. Water. Tijdschrift over waterproblematiek 63:37-42.

Vanclooster, M., Viaene, P., Diels, J. and Feyen, J. 1995. Adeterministic validation procedure applied to the integrated soil cropmodel WAVE. Ecological Modelling. (in press).

Mallants, D., Jacques, D., Vanclooster, M., Diels, J. and Feyen, J.1995. A Stochastic approach to simulate water flow in macroporoussoil. Submitted to Geoderma.

Espino, A., Mallants, D., Vanclooster, M., Diels, J. and Feyen, J. 1996.A cautionary note on the use of pedotransfer functions for the estimationof soil hydraulic properties. Agricultural Water Management (in press).

Mallants, D., Toride, N., Vanclooster, M., Th. van Genuchten, M. andFeyen, J. 1995. Steady state solute transport through large undisturbedsoil columns. Submitted to Water Resources Research. Soil Sci. Soc.Am. J.

Vanclooster, M., Diels, J., Deckers, J., Delcourt, H. and Feyen, J.1992. Improved management of nitrogen using simulation models. In:Proceedings of the 2nd ESA Congress, Warwick, UK, August 23-28 pp.2.

Diels, J., Van Orshoven, J., Vanclooster, M. and Feyen, J. 1996. Using soil map and simulation modelling for the analysis of land-use scenarios.In: The role of soil science in inter-disciplinary research (ed: R.J.Wagenet, J. Bouma & J. Hutson), SSSA Special Publication, In Press.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

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