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Record number 309176
Title The use of upscaling procedures in the application of soil acidification models at different spatial scales
Author(s) Vries, W. de; Kros, J.; Salm, C. van der; Groenenberg, J.E.; Reinds, G.J.
Source Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 50 (1998)1-3. - ISSN 1385-1314 - p. 223 - 236.
Department(s) Winand Staring Centre for Integrated Land, Soil and Water Research
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 1998
Keyword(s) zure gronden - kattekleigronden - neerslag - chemische eigenschappen - zuurgraad - zure regen - modellen - onderzoek - geostatistiek - acid soils - acid sulfate soils - precipitation - chemical properties - acidity - acid rain - models - research - geostatistics
Categories Soil Chemistry
Abstract Different soil acidification models have been developed for use on different scales, i.e., NUCSAM for the local scale, RESAM for the regional (national) scale and SMART for the continental scale. This paper focuses on the uncertainties associated with scale transfer by a simpler model description by (i) temporal aggregation of process descriptions, (ii) neglection of processes associated with vertical aggregation of soil layers and (iii) the use of less detailed formulations of processes (process aggregation) and by spatial aggregation of input data. Results obtained for simulations in acid (sandy) soils indicate that (i) temporal aggregation and process aggregation have a limited impact on the long-term (decades) annual response of soil solution chemistry to atmospheric deposition, (ii) vertical aggregation mainly affects predictions of solutes which show a strong concentration gradient with depth and (iii) spatial aggregation hardly affects the average output for a given forest/soil combination. However, ignoring the variability in input parameters, largely affects the frequency distribution of model outputs in a region. Results imply that model simplification is an adequate step in the upscaling of modelling results from a local to a regional scale.
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