Impact model: ANAFORE

ANAFORE is a complex and very process-based stand forest model including relatively detailed C, N, H2O and P fluxes. It's main use is for studies concerning effects of global change and management changes, effects of radionuclides, ozon, PM etc. have been included in some previous versions.

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Information for the model ANAFORE is provided for the simulation rounds shown in the tabs below. Click on the appropriate tab to get the information for the simulation round you are interested in.

Basic information
Reference Paper: Main Reference: Deckmyn G., Verbeeck H., Op de Beeck M., Vansteenkiste D., Steppe K., and R. Ceulemans. et al. ANAFORE: a stand-scale process-based forest model that includes wood tissue development and labile carbon storage in trees. . Ecological Modeling,215,345-368,2008
Person Responsible For Model Simulations In This Simulation Round: Gaby Deckmyn
Spatial Aggregation: forest stand
Additional Spatial Aggregation & Resolution Information: tree cohorts in number of trees/ha
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Climate Variables: daily
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Land Use/Land Cover: annual
Temporal Resolution Of Input Data: Soil: constant
Additional Temporal Resolution Information: soil T and water is calculated daily. Input to the soil root exudation and litter is also daily
Input data sets used
Simulated Atmospheric Climate Data Sets Used: GCM atmospheric climate data (Fast Track)
Emissions Data Sets Used: CO2 concentration
Climate Variables: tas, rlds, rhs, rsds, pr
Was A Spin-Up Performed?: No
Key model processes
nitrogen limitation: yes, influences leaf N and photosynthesis and through litter also soil
CO2 effects: yes, effect on photosynthesis and stomatal closure (so also transpiration)
light interception: detailed through canopy layers (0.5m)
light utilization: farquhar photosynthesis model
phenology: budbreak for these runs fixed
water stress: yes, affects stomatal closure and soil processes
heat stress: no
Evapo-transpiration approach: yes, penman-monteith and stomatal conductance
Differences in rooting depth: yes
Root distribution over depth: simple concial but relatively deeper in dry soil
closed energy balance: yes
Coupling/feedback between soil moisture and surface temperature: no
latent heat: penman monteit for soil evaporation
Causes of mortality in vegetation models
Age/Senescence: trees never die from age, only when C balance is negative and all pools are 0
Fire: no
Drought: affects photosynthesis so will kill the trees finally
Insects: no
Storm: no
Stochastic random disturbance: no
NBP components
Fire: no
Land-use change: no
Harvest: harvest is removed, but can be detailed lo leave leaves/branches/%stump
Additional Forest Information
Forest sites simulated: Peitz, Solling-Beech, Sorro, Collolongo