Enhanced possibilities for analyzing tree structure as provided by an interface between different modelling systems

Helge Dzierzon, Risto Sievänen, Winfried Kurth, Jari Perttunen, Branislav Sloboda
2003 Silva Fennica  
2003. Enhanced possibilities for analyzing tree structure as provided by an interface between different modelling systems. Silva Fennica 37(1): 31-44. In recent years, many different advanced mathematical models and simulation systems for tree and forest growth have been developed. We show a possibility to extend analysis tools for measured and simulated plants using a data interface between the simulation model LIGNUM and the multifunctional software system GROGRA. Both systems were developed
more » ... ems were developed by different teams. To demonstrate the enhanced possibilities for analyzing a LIGNUM tree, several examples are given. In these examples three different approaches for analysis are applied to measured and simulated trees: Fractal dimension, deduction of tapering laws, and water potential patterns obtained from simulation of waterflow by the specialized software HYDRA. Conclusions for the interfacing and comparison of different modelling tools are drawn.
doi:10.14214/sf.510 fatcat:tssgilgpefhndp7fvm3xex3tny