Javaux M., Vanderborght J., Couvreur V., Meunier F., Schroeder T., Schroeder N., Jorda H., Landl M., Schwartz N., Koch A. (Agrosphere)
|Programming language||Cpp, Fortran|
|Format of model inputs and outputs||Text files|
Use of a Three-Dimensional Detailed Modeling Approach for Predicting Root Water UptakeMathieu Javaux, Tom Schröder, Jan Vanderborght and Harry VereeckenVadose Zone, 2008 View paper
R-SWMS is a numerical model for simulating solute transport and water flow in and between the soil and the plant systems. Based on the flow and transport equations in the 3-D soil matrix and within the 3-D root xylem network, it simulates the uptake of solute and water by plant roots for a growing plant. Three-dimensional root growth is also modeled as a function of environmental conditions (soil strength, temperature) and plant parameters (gravitropism, sensitivity to soil strength, etc.).
Above ground is modeled based on a big leaf approach.
Some case studies
First time validation of a functional-structural model (Koch et al. 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz060)