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Improvement and validation of an agroecological model for specified climatological regions.

Project Leader
Eitzinger Josef, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Colorado State University, 80523 Fort Collins, United States (USA).
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF) , Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Agroecological models have become an important tool in many areas such as agricultural applications, water management and climate research. The U.S. National Science Foundation funded an Ecosystem Studies Research Project in the framework of which a unique dataset of long term field measurements at different locations was produced and new agroecological models were developed (the CENTURY model system). The dataset and the models are now being evaluated and some known model deficits are to be remedied. One of the leading members of the project team, Prof. William Parton of Colorado State University, has invited the applicant to help with the interpretation of the data set and to participate in the task of improving and validating the soil water and temperature submodel in the new DAYCENT model of the CENTURY model system.
agroecological models; soil temperature; soil water balance; Long term climate analyses and evaporation; model validation;

Eitzinger, J., Parton, W.J., Doesken, N., Pielke, R.Sr. (2001): Analysis and estimation of trends in pan evaporation in a semi-arid environment..

In: EMS (Ed): Proc., 5th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM 2001); 1st Annual Meeting of European Meteorological Society (EMS), 24-28 September 2001, Budapest, Hungary, (CD-Rom)

** Eitzinger, J., Parton, W.J., Hartman, M. Improvement and validation of a daily soil temperature submodel for freezing/thawing periods..

Soil Science, 165, 7, 525-534 WoS

Eitzinger, J., Parton, W.J., Hartmann, M. (1999): Verification and sensitivity analysis of a daily time step soil temperature submodel adapted for freezing/thawing coditions..

In: de Dear, R.J., Potter, J.C. (Eds.): Proceedings, 15th International Congress of Biometeorology & International Conference on Urban Climatology, 11/08/99 - 11/12/99, Sydney. ISBN 1-86408-543-6

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