Incorporating nutrient content elasticity in the MAKEDEP model

Mattias Alveteg, Daniel Kurz, Rolf Becker

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The MAKEDEP model is designed to produce the time series of atmospheric
deposition and nutrient uptake and cycling needed by dynamic soil chemistry models such as SAFE.
A range of new features were implemented in the MAKEDEP model including
separate treatment of several tree compartments (e.g. root, stem, bark, branch,
canopy) and variable nutrient content in the different compartments. The model is designed to produce output that can easily be used as input to the multi-layer soil chemistry model SAFE.
The introduction of variable nutrient content calls for a separate treatment of
biomass and stored nutrients and also affects the calibration procedure used in the MAKEDEP model
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Forestry inTemperate Regions - Proceedings from the SUFOR International Workshop, April 7-9, 2002 (Reports in Ecology and Environmental Engineering )
EditorsLena Björk
PublisherDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Lund University
Number of pages167
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventSUFOR International Workshop - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2002 Apr 7 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1104-2877


ConferenceSUFOR International Workshop
Period2002/04/07 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Chemical Engineering


  • nutrient uptake
  • forest growth
  • dynamic modelling
  • historic deposition
  • acidification
  • SAFE model


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