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MONICA was programmed using the C++ language. This alleviates the connection to other programs that work together with MONICA, and it is very fast. Now simulations covering a long period of time can be run in seconds.

MONICA’s construction is modular. In a central control module crop management actions (sowing, fertilising, irrigation, tillage, and harvest) are sorted and assigned to the respective topical modules. It is in charge for the provision and output of results. The topical modules calculate soil temperature, soil water dynamics, soil matter transport, soil organic matter turn-over and crop growth. An additional central module saves relevant state variables in the respective soil layers.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2012 07:18