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Publication Title:   CONIFER: a model of carbon and water flow through a coniferous forest. Revised documentation

Year:  1979     Status:  Published     Publication Type:  Book

H. J. Andrews Publication Number:  2007

Citation:  Sollins, Phillip; Brown, Alfred T.; Swartzman, Gordon L. 1979. CONIFER: a model of carbon and water flow through a coniferous forest. Revised documentation. Coniferous For. Biome Bull. 15. Seattle, WA: University of Washington. 152 p.

Online PDF:  http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/pubs/pdf/pub2007.pdf

Abstract:  CONIFER simulates water, carbon, and energy dynamics of a coniferous forest.The model consists of 29 nonlinear difference equations. Measured drivingvariables include air temperature, dew point temperature, precipitation,solar radiation, and wind speed. Water and energy variables are updateddaily; carbon variables are updated weekly. This report contains a detailed description of the model including all equations, parameter values,and initial conditions. Cross-reference tables list the equations in whicheach variable and parameter appear. Listings of the driving variable data,computer implementation, and corresponding output are also provided. Information sources and model behavior are discussed elsewhere.

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Brown ,  Alfred   T.
Swartzman ,  G.   L.

Air temperature
Carbon cycling
Ecosystem modeling
Water cycling