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Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model (DLEM)

Overview
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
Biophysics
Plant Physiology
Soil Biogeochemistry
Dynamic Vegetation
Land Use & Management
Versions of DLEM
DLEM 1.0
DLEM 2.0
DLEM 3.0
Dynamic Vegetation
The dynamic vegetation component in DLEM simulates two kinds of processes: the biogeographical redistribution when climate changes, and the plant competition and succession during vegetation recovery after disturbances. Like most DGVMs (Dynamic Global Vegetation Models), DLEM builds on the concept of PFT (Plant Functional Type) to describe vegetation distributions.

Last modified: August 3, 2017