Demonstration and Testing of the Improved Shelterbelt Component in the Holos Model

  title={Demonstration and Testing of the Improved Shelterbelt Component in the Holos Model},
  author={Roland Kr{\"o}bel and J. Moore and Yu Zhao Ni and Aaron McPherson and Laura Poppy and Raju Y. Soolanayakanahally and Beyhan Y. Amichev and Tricia Ward and Colin P. Laroque and Ken C. J. Van Rees and Fardausi Akhter},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Environmental Science},
The shelterbelt component of Canada’s whole-farm model Holos was upgraded from an age-determined to a circumference-determined (at breast height) calculation using a multi-stem averaging approach. The model interface was developed around the idea that a shelterbelt could have multiple rows, and a variable species composition within each row. With this, the model calculates the accumulated aboveground carbon in the standing biomass and a lookup table of modeled tree growth is used to add… 

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