Comparison of simulation results and evaluation of parameterization schemes

P. Kabat, B. Marshall, B.J. van den Broek

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    The results of an intercomparison study with eight simulation models are systematically evaluated. All the models describe soil-water-plant growth dynamics. The approaches models take to parametrize are compared: plant physiological processes, including the nitrogen dynamics; water fluxes in the soil, plant and atmosphere; water uptake and crop yield relationships. Analysing the parametrization and calibration yields the most critical set of the processes and parameters, which largely determine predictive capabilities of a model in practical field situations: dry-matter partitioning, leaf expansion and leaf area dynamics, senescence, root dynamics and soil hydraulic characteristics.
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    Title of host publicationModelling and parameterization of the soil-plant-atmosphere system; a comparison of potato growth models
    EditorsP. Kabat, B. Marshall, B.J. van den Broek, J. Vos, H. van Keulen
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherWageningen Pers
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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