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    Author(s): G.W. Theseira; G.E. Host; J.G. Isebrands; F.D. Whisler
    Date: 2003
    Source: Environmental Modelling & Software. 18: 12-23.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Description

    ECOPHYS, an individual-based process model for poplar, requires a three-dimensional soil water redistribution model to simulate soil water dynamics, plant uptake, and root growth. SOILPSI is a potential-driven water redistribution model based on the RHIZOS rhizosphere simulator. It expands on RHIZOS by calculating water flux based on water potential, and has a macropore flow mode to allow rapid drainage of the soil.

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    Citation

    Theseira, G.W.; Host, G.E.; Isebrands, J.G.; Whisler, F.D. 2003. SOILPSI: a potential-driven three-dimensional soil water redistribution model--description and comparative evaluation. Environmental Modelling & Software. 18: 12-23.

    Keywords

    soil model, root model, rhizosphere model, water redistribution, water flow, ECOPHYS

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