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Type: Journal article
Title: Process-based simulation library SALMO-OO for lake ecosystems. Part 1: Object-oriented implementation and validation
Author: Recknagel, F.
Cetin, L.
Zhang, H.
Citation: Ecological Informatics, 2008; 3(2):170-180
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1574-9541
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Friedrich Recknage, Lydia Cetina and Byron Zhang
Abstract: The process-based simulation library SALMO-OO represents an object-oriented implementation of mass balance equations for pelagic food webs consisting of diatoms, green algae, blue-green algae and cladocerans, as well as nutrient cycles based on PO4–P, NO3–N, DO and detritus in lakes. It gains its structural flexibility from alternative process representations for algal growth and grazing, and zooplankton growth and mortality. Generic model structures of SALMO-OO were determined for three lake categories classified by circulation types reflecting the local climate and morphometry of lakes, and by trophic states reflecting community structures and habitat properties of lakes. Data of six lakes belonging to either of the three lake categories were used to validate the lake category specific structures of SALMO-OO. The study has demonstrated that: (1) JAVA suits well for object-oriented implementations of ecological simulation libraries, (2) object-oriented simulation libraries facilitate the identification of generic model structures for ecosystem categories.
Keywords: SALMO-OO; Lake simulation library; Object-oriented programming; Java; Lake categories; Validation; Scenario analysis; Model sharing
Description: Copyright © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. ScienceDirect® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V.
RMID: 0020081551
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2008.04.002
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