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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
Plant Physiology
The plant physiology component in DLEM simulates major physiological processes, such as photosynthesis, autotrophic respiration, carbon allocation among various parts (root, stem, and leaf), turnover of living biomass, nitrogen uptake and fixation, transpiration, phenology, etc.

Last modified: August 3, 2017