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Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model (DLEM)

The DLEM is a terrestrial ecosystem model that couples major biogeochemical cycles, hydrological cyle, and vegetation dynamics to estimate daily carbon, nitrogen and water fluxes and pool sizes.
Components of DLEM
Plant Physiology
Soil Biogeochemistry
Dynamic Vegetation
Land Use & Management
Versions of DLEM
DLEM 1.0
DLEM 2.0
DLEM 3.0
The biophysical component includes the instantaneous exchanges of energy, water and momentum with the atmosphere. It includes aspects of micrometeorology, canopy physiology, soil physics, radiative transfer, hydrology, surface fluxes of energy, moisture and momentum influences on simulated surface climate.

Last modified: August 3, 2017