ModelId:

BallBerry4a

SimileVersion:

5.9

The Ball-Berry stomatal conductance poses a problem for conventional System Dynamics modelling tools because it depends upon the solution of the following pair of simultaneous equations.

Gs = g_{0} + g_{1} * A * H / C_{a}

A = Gs * A_{Q}

Equations:

Equations in BallBerry4aP

Equations in Environment

Variable C_a : Carbon dioxide concentration (umol CO2 (mol air)^-1)

C_a = graph(time())

Comments:

Typical diurnal curve in forest canopy

Variable H : Relative humidity (proportion)

H = graph(time())

Comments:

Typical diurnal graph (24 hour)

Variable Q : Photon flux density (umol m^-2 s^-1)

Q = graph(time())

Comments:

Graph for a sunny day (24 hours)

Equations in Ball-Berry

Variable Gs_start

Gs_start = if time()==0 then g_0 else last(Gs_0)

Where:

Gs_0=Iteration time step/Gs_0

Variable g_0 : Stomatal conductance in the dark (mol m^-2 s^-1)

g_0 = 0.01

Variable g_1 : Ball-Berry stomatal conductance coefficient

g_1 = 23

Equations in Iteration time step

Alarm

Variable Gs

Gs = if loop_count==0 then Gs_start else Gs_0

Where:

Gs_start=../Gs_start

Variable Gs_0 : Stomatal conductance (mol m^-2 s^-1)

Gs_0 = g_0+g_1*A*H/C_a

Where:

A=Assimilation/A

H=../../Environment/H

C_a=../../Environment/C_a

g_0=../g_0

g_1=../g_1

Comments:

Ball-Berry equation

Variable loop_count

loop_count = iterations(al1)

Equations in Assimilation

Variable A : Assimation (umol CO2 m^-2 s^-1)

A = A_Q*Gs

Where:

Gs=../Gs

Variable A_Q : Assimilation light response curve

A_Q = graph(Q)

Where:

Q=../../../Environment/Q

Comments:

Relationship of Assimilation with photon flux density (light) when stomatal conductance (Gs) is maximum

Results:

Plot of stomatal conductance versus time Plot of assimilation versus time

ModelId:

ballberry1

SimileVersion:

3.1+

Here’s an example of a model with two simultaneous equations implemented in Simile. It is a version of the Ball-Berry stomatal conductance model where assimilation (photosynthesis) is a function of stomatal conductance and stomatal conductance is a function of assimilation.

Where there is a big change in stomatal conductance (Gs) more iterations are needed to reach a certain accuracy.

Category:

Specific

Equations:

**Equations in Desktop**

**Equations in Assimilation**

Variable A : Assimation (umol CO2 m^-2 s^-1)

A = A_Q*last(Gs_0)

Where:

Gs_0=../Gs

Variable A_Q : Assimilation light response curve

A_Q = graph(Q)

Where:

Q=../../../Environment/Q

Comments:

Relationship of Assimilation with photon flux density (light) when stomatal conductance (Gs) is maximum

**Equations in Environment**

Variable C_a : Carbon dioxide concentration (umol CO2 (mol air)^-1)

C_a = graph(time())

Comments:

Typical diurnal curve in forest canopy

Variable H : Relative humidity (proportion)

H = graph(time())

Comments:

Typical diurnal graph (24 hour)

Variable Q : Photon flux density (umol m^-2 s^-1)

Q = graph(time())

Comments:

Graph for a sunny day (24 hours)

**Equations in Iteration**

Variable Gs : Stomatal conductance (mol m^-2 s^-1)

Gs = if time()==time then Gs else g_0+g_1*A*H/C_a

Where:

A=Assimilation/A

time=../time

H=../../Environment/H

C_a=../../Environment/C_a

g_0=../g_0

g_1=../g_1

Gs=../Gs

Comments:

Ball-Berry equation

Variable errorGs

errorGs = Gs_0-last(Gs_0)

Where:

Gs_0=Gs

**Equations in Ball-Berry**

Variable A

A = A

Where:

A=Iteration/Assimilation/A

Variable Gs

Gs = if time()==0 then g_0 else last(Gs_0)

Where:

Gs_0=Iteration/Gs

Variable errorGs

errorGs = last(errorGs_0)

Where:

errorGs_0=Iteration/errorGs

Variable g_0 : Stomatal conductance in the dark (mol m^-2 s^-1)

g_0 = 0.01

Variable g_1 : Ball-Berry stomatal conductance coefficient

g_1 = 23

Variable time

time = time()

Results:

This first pair of graphs shows the calculated Stomatal Conductance and Assimilation on an hour-by-hour basis throughout the day.

This second pair shows the internal model representation of the two variables converging on the required hourly value. Note that when the magnitude of changes in the variables is large, as it is around time()==10 units, the convergence takes longer.

References:

J. T. Ball, I. E. Woodrow, J. A. Berry. 1987. A model predicting stomatal conductance and its contribution to the control of photosynthesis under different environmental conditions. *In: Progress in Photosynthesis Research, ed. J. Biggins. M. Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht. Vol. 4, pp 221-224. *

Weblinks:

- Vincent P. Gutschick : Regularities in Plant Control of Evapotranspiration and Carbon Gain Across Sites: Tests with Scaling Up and Modelling Consequences for Water and Carbon Balances