Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP): An open web platform for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agro-ecosystems

JB Yeluripati, A del Prado, A Sanz-Cobena, RM Rees, C Li, D Chadwick, E Tilston, CFE Topp, LM Cardenas, P Ingraham, S Gilhespy, S Anthony, SH Vetter, T Misselbrook, W Salas, P Smith

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Carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) process-based models are important tools for estimating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and changes in soil C stocks. There is a need for continuous evaluation, development and adaptation of these models to improve scientific understanding, national inventories and assessment of mitigation options across the world. To date, much of the information needed to describe different processes like transpiration, photosynthesis, plant growth and maintenance, above and below ground carbon dynamics, decomposition and nitrogen mineralization. In ecosystem models remains inaccessible to the wider community, being stored within model computer source code, or held internally by modelling teams. Here we describe the Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP), a web-based modelling platform to link researchers with appropriate datasets, models and training material. It will provide access to model source code and an interactive platform for researchers to form a consensus on existing methods, and to synthesize new ideas, which will help to advance progress in this area. The platform will eventually support a variety of models, but to trial the platform and test the architecture and functionality, it was piloted with variants of the DNDC model. The intention is to form a worldwide collaborative network (a virtual laboratory) via an interactive website with access to models and best practice guidelines; appropriate datasets for testing, calibrating and evaluating models; on-line tutorials and links to modelling and data provider research groups, and their associated publications. A graphical user interface has been designed to view the model development tree and access all of the above functions. 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112 - 120
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Electronics in Agriculture
Volume111
DOIs
Publication statusPrint publication - 2015

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Keywords

  • Biogeochemical modelling
  • Climate change
  • Ecosystems
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Integrated modelling platform
  • Unified modelling approach

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Yeluripati, JB ; del Prado, A ; Sanz-Cobena, A ; Rees, RM ; Li, C ; Chadwick, D ; Tilston, E ; Topp, CFE ; Cardenas, LM ; Ingraham, P ; Gilhespy, S ; Anthony, S ; Vetter, SH ; Misselbrook, T ; Salas, W ; Smith, P. / Global Research Alliance Modelling Platform (GRAMP): An open web platform for modelling greenhouse gas emissions from agro-ecosystems. In: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 2015 ; Vol. 111. pp. 112 - 120.
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In: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 111, 2015, p. 112 - 120.

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