A Hydrological Concept including Lateral Water Flow Compatible with the Biogeochemical Model ForSAFE
AbstractThe study presents a hydrology concept developed to include lateral water flow in the biogeochemical model ForSAFE. The hydrology concept was evaluated against data collected at Svartberget in the Vindeln Research Forest in Northern Sweden. The results show that the new concept allows simulation of a saturated and an unsaturated zone in the soil as well as water flow that reaches the stream comparable to measurements. The most relevant differences compared to streamflow measurements are that the model simulates a higher base flow in winter and lower flow peaks after snowmelt. These differences are mainly caused by the assumptions made to regulate the percolation at the bottom of the simulated soil columns. The capability for simulating lateral flows and a saturated zone in ForSAFE can greatly improve the simulation of chemical exchange in the soil and export of elements from the soil to watercourses. Such a model can help improve the understanding of how environmental changes in the forest landscape will influence chemical loads to surface waters. View Full-Text
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Zanchi, G.; Belyazid, S.; Akselsson, C.; Yu, L.; Bishop, K.; Köhler, S.J.; Grip, H. A Hydrological Concept including Lateral Water Flow Compatible with the Biogeochemical Model ForSAFE. Hydrology 2016, 3, 11.
Zanchi G, Belyazid S, Akselsson C, Yu L, Bishop K, Köhler SJ, Grip H. A Hydrological Concept including Lateral Water Flow Compatible with the Biogeochemical Model ForSAFE. Hydrology. 2016; 3(1):11.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zanchi, Giuliana; Belyazid, Salim; Akselsson, Cecilia; Yu, Lin; Bishop, Kevin; Köhler, Stephan J.; Grip, Harald. 2016. "A Hydrological Concept including Lateral Water Flow Compatible with the Biogeochemical Model ForSAFE." Hydrology 3, no. 1: 11.
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