A semi-empirical dynamic soil acidification model for use in spatially explicit integrated assessment models for Europe

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Abstract

A semi-empirical soil acidification model was developed for use in integrated assessment models on a European scale. The model simulates the time development of base saturation and aluminium concentration using an empirical relationship with pH. An accompanying data set was developed by overlaying European maps of soils, land use, climate and altitude followed by a procedure that aggragates the input data over soil-texture combinations in each EMEP 150 km x 150 km grid cell. Model tests show that themodel gives results comparable to the SMART model, although it overestimates initial base saturation in some areas with high acid input and simulates a faster recovery from acidification than SMART.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherAlterra
Number of pages55
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameAlterra-rapport
No.84

Keywords

  • soil
  • acidification
  • models
  • soil formation
  • environmental assessment
  • europe

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