BIOME-BGC-ZALF

Acronym:

BIOME-BGC-ZALF

Liaise ownership:

yes

Description:

BIOME-BGC-ZALF is a simulation model for calculating the water, carbon, and nitrogen budget of forests with the purpose of the assessment of climate change effects and management options. Derived from BIOME-BGC version 4.2 (Thornton et al. 2002) the model was extended by a forest management module for multiple tree species and/or canopy layers, a multi-layered soil module for water, carbon, and temperature, a root growth, and a new phenology module. Compared to the original model the present version shows a more detailed species and stand specific behaviour.

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Contact:

Hubert Jochheim: hjochheim@zalf.de

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