"The CENTURY model is a general model of plant-soil nutrient cycling which is being used to simulate carbon and nutrient dynamics for different types of ecosystems including grasslands, agricultural lands, forests and savannas. CENTURY is composed of a soil organic matter/ decomposition submodel, a water budget model, a grassland/crop submodel, a forest production submodel, and management and events scheduling functions. It computes the flow of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur through the model's compartments. The minimum configuration of elements is C and N for all the model compartments. The organic matter structure for carbon(C), nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P) and sulfor(S) are identical; the inorganic components are computed for the specific inorganic compound." [Source: CENTURY 4 home page: http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/century/] This Simile implementation of the CENTURY model was made by Ed Rowe based on a Stella re-implementation of the soil component of the CENTURY model made by Georg Cadisch. The unit of time is day. Note that no check has been made of the correspondence between these models and any of the official implementations.
Parton, W.J., Schimel, D.S., Cole, C.V. and D.S. Ojima, D.S. (1987). Analysis of factors controlling soil organic matter levels in Great Plains grasslands.. Soil Science Society of America Journal (1987) 51 :1173-1179.. Retrieved from: http://soil.scijournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/51/5/1173
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