Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

A geospatial framework to support integrated biogeochemical modelling in the United Kingdom.

Greene, S. and Johnes, P.J. and Bloomfield, J.P. and Reaney, S.M. and Lawley, R. and El Khatib, Y. and Freer, J. and Odoni, N. and Macleod, C.J.A. and Percy, B. (2015) 'A geospatial framework to support integrated biogeochemical modelling in the United Kingdom.', Environmental modelling and software., 68 . pp. 219-232.

Abstract

Anthropogenic impacts on the aquatic environment, especially in the context of nutrients, provide a major challenge for water resource management. The heterogeneous nature of policy relevant management units (e.g. catchments), in terms of environmental controls on nutrient source and transport, leads to the need for holistic management. However, current strategies are limited by current understanding and knowledge that is transferable between spatial scales and landscape typologies. This study presents a spatially-explicit framework to support the modelling of nutrients from land to water, encompassing environmental and spatial complexities. The framework recognises nine homogeneous landscape units, distinct in terms of sensitivity of nutrient losses to waterbodies. The functionality of the framework is demonstrated by supporting an exemplar nutrient model, applied within the Environmental Virtual Observatory pilot (EVOp) cloud cyber-infrastructure. We demonstrate scope for the use of the framework as a management decision support tool and for further development of integrated biogeochemical modelling.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Water resource management, Spatial targeting, Pollution, Cloud computing, Decision support.
Full text:(VoR) Version of Record
Available under License - Creative Commons Attribution.
Download PDF
(5088Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.02.012
Publisher statement:© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Date accepted:21 February 2015
Date deposited:15 June 2015
Date of first online publication:21 March 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

Save or Share this output

Export:
Export
Look up in GoogleScholar