A simplified model with soil water limitation on spring wheat growth
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The authors constructed a simplified model of spring wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) carbon assimilation and dry matter accumulation (DMA) process which consisted of two independent variables, day length (L) and total daily radiation (TDR). Leaf water potential (Psi) was incorporated into the simplified growth model based on the assumption that both Light use efficiency (a) and CO2 conductance of assimilation (g(c)) were depressed by water limitation. Finally, Psi was estimated from a regression equation in which the independent variables were relative soil water content in the upper 80 cm (theta(R,80)), ambient temperature (T-a), vapor pressure deficit (VPD), the cumulative leaf water potential below thresholds of - 1.5 MPa (Psi(c),(1.5)) Some applications in research program of field experiment of atmosphere-land surface processes in Heihe River region were tested. The simulated data agreed well with the data observed at Linze oasis in 1989 for various levels of water supply and at Zhangye oasis in 1992 in the field. The analysis and simulation using the model demonstrated that the simplified growth model could describe very well die DMA process of spring wheat with and without water Limitation in the region of HEIFE (Heihe field experiment).