Table 5

Daily change of simulated soil water potential by transpiration depending on aboveground mass.

Total shoot mass (mt,d)


Soil layer

Depth

>10 mg

>100 mg

>200 mg


O

0–1 cm

no effect of transpiration

A1

1–5 cm

1.05 Ψ

1.1 Ψ

1.2 Ψ

A2

5–10 cm

1.1 Ψ

1.3 Ψ

1.4 Ψ

A3

10–15 cm

1.3 Ψ

1.4 Ψ

A4

15 cm – C

1.2 Ψ

C

>16 ... >30 cm

no effect of transpiration


Ψ: soil water potential (MPa). Thickness of the A4 layer differs among regions (see additional file 1: ParametersSoil.pdf).

Köchy BMC Ecology 2008 8:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-8-4

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