Towards a new, improved R-SWMS model
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:14
, a former PhD student at UCl and FZJ, is currently working at the Dept. of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems of the Stuttgard University to implement root functions into the Dumux platform
Future simulations will rely on more accurate soil water and solute numerical resolutions and additional features like parallel processing and adpative grid are expected to be available. A first version is already available and currently running. Other features are coming soon!
R-SWMS reads RSML input files for root architecture
Published on Friday, 20 March 2015 10:29
The number of image analysis tools supporting the extraction of architectural features of root systems has increased over the last years. Recently, Lobet et al. (2015) proposed the Root System Markup Language (RSML), which has been designed to enable portability of root architecture data between different software tools and to provide a standard format upon which to base central repositories. RSML follows the XML standard to store 2D or 3D image metadata, plant and root properties and geometries, continuous functions along individual root paths and a suite of annotations at the image, plant or root scales, at one or several time points.
RSML root input files can now be read in order to be used with R-SWMS!