349-2 Quantification of Crop Evapotranspiration and Water Use Efficiency Using 27 Crop Models.

See more from this Division: ASA Section: Climatology & Modeling
See more from this Session: Symposium--Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Challenges in Model Selection, Parameterization and Validation
Wednesday, October 24, 2012: 1:15 PM
Duke Energy Convention Center, Room 212, Level 2
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Davide Cammarano, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
D. Cammarano1, S. Asseng[1], F. Ewert[2], C. Rosenzweig[3], J.W. Jones1, J.L. Hatfield[4], A. Ruane3, K.J. Boote[5], P. Thorburn[6], R.P. Rötter[7], N. Brisson[8],[9],#, B. Basso[10],[11],[12], P. Martre[13],[14], D. Ripoche[15], P. Bertuzzi15, P. Steduto[16], L. Heng[17], M.A. Semenov[18], P. Stratonovitch18, C. Stockle[19], G. O’Leary[20], P.K. Aggarwal[21], S. Naresh Kumar[22], C. Izaurralde[23], J.W. White[24], L.A. Hunt[25], R. Grant[26], K.C. Kersebaum[27], T. Palosuo7, J. Hooker[28], T. Osborne[29], J. Wolf[30], I. Supit30, J.E. Olesen[31], J. Doltra[32], C. Nendel27, S. Gayler[33], J. Ingwersen[34], E. Priesack[35], T. Streck34, F. Tao[36], C. Müller[37], K. Waha37, R. Goldberg3, C. Angulo2, I. Shcherbak11, C. Biernath35, D. Wallach[38], M. Travasso[39], A. Challinor[40],41

[1] Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA, email: sasseng@ufl.edu, jimj@ufl.edu, davide.cammarano@ufl.edu

[2] Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation INRES, Universität Bonn, 53115, Germany, email: fewert@uni-bonn.de, klav@uni-bonn.de

[3] NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY 10025, email: cynthia.rosenzweig@nasa.gov, aruane@giss.nasa.gov, ccrag1@yahoo.com

[4] National Laboratory for Agriculture and Environment, Ames, IA 50011, email: jerry.hatfield@ars.usda.gov,

[5] Department of Agronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0500, USA, email: kjboote@ufl.edu,

[6] CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Dutton Park QLD 4102, Australia, email: peter.thorburn@csiro.au,

[7] Plant Production Research, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, FI-50100 Mikkeli, Finland, email: reimund.rotter@mtt.fi & taru.palosuo@mtt.fi,

[8] INRA, UMR0211 Agronomie, F- 78 750 Thiverval-Grignon, France,

[9] AgroParisTech, UMR0211 Agronomie, F- 78 750 Thiverval-Grignon, France,

[10] University of Potenza, Potenza, PZ 85100, Italy, email: brunobasso1@gmail.com,

[11]Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

[12]Institute Sustainable Resources, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

[13] INRA, UMR1095 Genetic, Diversity and Ecophysiology of Cererals (GDEC), F-63 100 Clermont-Ferrand, France, email: pierre.marte@clermont.inra.fr,

[14] Blaise Pascal University, UMR1095 GDEC, F-63 170 Aubière, France

[15] INRA, INRA, US1116 AgroClim, F- 84 914 Avignon, France, email: dominique.ripoche@avignon.inra.fr,

[16] FAO, Rome, Italy, email: Pasquale.Steduto@fao.org,

[17] IAEA, Vienna, Austria, email: L.Heng@iaea.org,

[18] Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK, email: mikhail.semenov@bbsrc.ac.uk,

[19] Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6120, email: stockle@wsu.edu,

[20] Landscape & Water Sciences, Department of Primary Industries, Horsham 3400, Australia, email: garry.O'leary@dpi.vic.gov.au,

[21] CCAFS, IWMI, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 12, India, email: pkaggarwal.iari@gmail.com,

[22] Division of Environmental Sciences, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI PUSA, New Delhi 110 012, India, email: nareshkumar.soora@gmail.com,

[23] Joint Global Change Research Institute, College Park, MD 20740, USA, email: cesar.izaurralde@pnnl.gov,

[24] Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ 85138, USA, email: jeffrey.white@ars.usda.gov,

[25] Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1, email: thunt@uoguelph.ca,

[26] Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E3, email: Robert.Grant@ales.ualberta.ca,

[27] Institute of Landscape Systems Analysis, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany, email:ckersebaum@zalf.de & nendel@zalf.de,

[28] School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, RG6 6AR, UKemail: j.hooker@reading.ac.uk,

[29] NCAS & Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, RG6 6BB, UK,email: t.m.osborne@reading.ac.uk,

[30] Plant Production Systems & Earth System Science-Climate Change, Wageningen University, 6700AA Wageningen, The Netherlands, email: joost.wolf@wur.nl & iwan.supit@wur.nl,

[31] Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology, 8830 Tjele, Denmark, email: jorgene.olesen@agrsci.dk,

[32] Agricultural Research and Training Centre (CIFA), Cantabria Government, 39600 Muriedas, Spain, email: jordidoltra@cifacantabria.org,

[33] WESS-Water & Earth System Science Competence Cluster, University of Tübingen, 727074 Tübingen, Germany, email: Sebastian.gayler@uni-tuebingen.de,

[34] Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, Universität Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, email: joachim.ingwersen@uni-hohenheim.de & tstreck@uni-hohenheim.de,

[35] Institute of Soil Ecology, Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Neuherberg, D-85764, Germany, email: priesack@helmholtz-muenchen.de & christian.biernath@helmholtz-muenchen.de,

[36] Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, China, email: taofl@igsnrr.ac.cn,

[37]Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, 14473 Potsdam, Germany, email: christoph.mueller@pik-potsdam.de & katharina.waha@pik-postdam.de,

[38] INRA, UMR 1248 Agrosystèmes et développement territorial (AGIR), 31326 Castanet-Tolosan Cedex, France, email: daniel.wallach@toulouse.inra.fr,

[39] Institute for Climate and Water, INTA-CIRN, 1712 Castelar, Argentina,

email: mtravasso@cnia.inta.gov.ar,

[40] Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK, email: a.j.challinor@leeds.ac.uk,

41 CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS),

#Dr. Nadine Brisson died during the study in 2011.



Quantification of crop evapotranspiration and water use efficiency using 27 crop models. 


Abstract: Crop simulation models are commonly used to study the response of crop evapotranspiration (ET) and water use to environmental factors. Twenty-seven wheat models have been tested in a Wheat Pilot Study as part of the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP; www.agmip.org). AgMIP aims to provide more robust estimates of climate impacts on crop yields and agricultural trade, including estimates of associated uncertainties. Simulations were carried out for detailed field experiments from four contrasting environments in The Netherlands, Argentina, India and Australia. The sensitivities of modelled ET responses to a range of single and combined soil, management and climate conditions were compared. Implications on use of models for evaluating water use efficiency in relation to varying environmental conditions, the need for a multi-model approach and model improvements are discussed.

See more from this Division: ASA Section: Climatology & Modeling
See more from this Session: Symposium--Soil-Plant-Water Relations: Challenges in Model Selection, Parameterization and Validation