Eric Jallas (CIRAD)
|Scale||Organs, Whole_plant, Field|
|Format of model inputs and outputs||NA|
Mechanistic Virtual Modeling: Coupling a Plant Simulation Model with a Three-dimensional Plant Architecture ComponentEric Jallas,Ron Sequeira,Pierre Martin,Sam Turner and Petraq PapajorgjiEnvironmental Modeling and Assessment, 2009 View paper
GOSSYM Cotton is composed of two sub-models. The plant simulation model simulates the topology and organ weight or length. The superposition of spatial position and the topology produces the architecture of the plant. The association between sizes and organs creates what we refer to as the plant morphological model. Once the integration is complete, the system produces a movie-like animation that shows the plant growing. The integrated model may simulate one or several plants growing simultaneously (in parallel). Visual capabilities make the proposed system very unique as it allows users to judge the results of the simulation the same way a farmer judges the situation of the crops in real life, by visually observing the field.
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