A Biosphere/Atmosphere Simulation

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Archive Version 1.0
Published on 19 Oct 2011
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The SimSphere package, created by Penn State meteorology professor Toby N. Carlson and a team of developers and instructional designers, consists of an interactive model written in Java, a 13-chapter student workbook, and a users' guide. The package is designed for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals in disciplines such as meteorology, geography, landscape architecture, and civil engineering. The soil/vegetation/atmosphere/transfer (SVAT) model simulates interactions among soil, plant, and atmospheric systems and the transfer of energy, momentum, and water through the systems.


Toby Carlson, Rob Gillies, David A. J. Ripley, Tim Summers, Jason Meyer, Sudhanshu Thanedar