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Dynamic models to predict and scale-up the impact of environmental change on biogeochemical cycling[1]


Within DYNAMO the single and interactive effects of three dominant environmental driving variables on biogeochemical cycling in natural terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are assessed by various acidification models. The environmental driving variables include: acid deposition, global change, and land use.

The overall objectives of DYNAMO are:

  • Apply and evaluate dynamic biogeochemical models at intensively-studied catchments/large forest stands
  • Use these models to scale up in space from the catchments/stand to the regional and continental scale
  • Use these models to scale up in time from observations over several years to predict future impacts over decades under scenarios of global change, acid deposition and land use.[1]

Models used within the Project/Programme:

  • NUCSAM (Nutrient Cycling and Soil Acidification Model)
  • MAGIC (Model for Acidification of Groundwater In Catchments)
  • MERLIN (Model of Ecosystem Retention and Loss of Inorganic Nitrogen)
  • WANDA (Regional nitrogen model With Aggregated Nitrogen DynAmics)
  • SMART/SMART2 (Simulation Model for Acidification's Regional Trends)[1]

Links to other Models, Projects, Networks:

  • CLIMEX project
  • RAIN project
  • NITREX project
  • TERI project
  • ECOFEE project[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 JRC European Commission, IA Tools, supporting impact assessement in the European Commission [1]

Ferrier, R.C. (1998), The DYNAMO Project: An Introduction. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Vol. 2(4), 375-383.