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Description Usage Arguments Author(s) References Examples

Description

Calculates the effects of water content and pore volume on decomposition rates.

Usage

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fW.Candy(theta, PV)

Arguments

theta

A scalar or vector containing values of volumetric soil water content.

PV

A scalar or vector containing values of pore volume.

Author(s)

Carlos A. Sierra <[email protected]>, Markus Mueller <[email protected]>

References

J. Bauer, M. Herbst, J.A. Huisman, L. Weiherm\"uller, H. Vereecken. 2008. Sensitivity of simulated soil heterotrophic respiration to temperature and moisture reduction functions. Geoderma, Volume 145, Issues 1-2, 15 May 2008, Pages 17-27.

Examples

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th=seq(0,1,0.01)
xi1=fW.Candy(theta=th,PV=0.4)
xi2=fW.Candy(theta=th,PV=0.6)
xi3=fW.Candy(theta=th,PV=0.8)
plot(th,xi1,type="l",main="Effects of soil water content and pore volume on decomposition rates",
     xlab="Volumetric soil water content (cm3 cm-3)",ylab=expression(xi))
lines(th,xi2,col=2)
lines(th,xi3,col=3)
legend("bottomright",c("Pore volume = 0.4","Pore volume = 0.6", "Pore volume = 0.8"),lty=1,col=1:3)

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