Simile - Modelling of nitrous oxide emissions from Irish agriculture

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In this project, a hybrid (part-empirical, part-mechanistic) model of N2O emissions from grassland, developed in Scotland and now known as the B-LINE 2 model, has been adapted to simulate N2O emissions from Irish grassland soils: both from grazed pastures at the Johnstown Castle Research Centre, Wexford, and also from 5 major Irish soil types used in lysimeter studies at the same location. The model, which uses the Simile modelling format, predicts emissions on the basis of soil water-filled pore space (WFPS), soil temperature and soil mineral N content, and runs on a daily timestep. WFPS and temperature are derived from mechanistic submodels, and the change of soil mineral N with time after fertilisation is determined empirically from experimental data.

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Laura E.T. Packham
University of Edinburgh

Jonathan Massheder
Simulistics Ltd

Bernard Hyde

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Author(s)Packham, E. Massheder, J. Hyde, B.
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Publication InformationSimile - Modelling of nitrous oxide emissions from Irish agriculture
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Resource Keywordssimile modelling nitrous oxide
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2006-SS-46-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeLand-use, Soils, and Transport
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
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Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 1
Project Start Date Sunday 1st January 2006 (01-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 31st December 2006 (31-12-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 31st December 2006 (31-12-2006)
Published on SAFERTuesday 9th March 2010 (09-03-2010)
Date of Last EditTuesday 9th March 2010 at 14:59:31 (09-03-2010)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 9th March 2010 at 14:59:31 (09-03-2010)

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