SWAT Literature Database for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Title:Modelling microbial kinetics and thermodynamic processes for quantifying soil CO2 emission 
Authors:Bhanja, S.N., J. Wang, J., N.K. Shrestha and X. Zhang 
Journal:Atmospheric Environment 
Volume (Issue):209 
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Model:SWAT CO2 model 
Broad Application Category:hydrologic & pollutant 
Primary Application Category:GHG emissions 
Secondary Application Category:pollutant cycling/loss and transport 
Watershed Description:The Athabasca River Basin (ARB) originates at the Columbia Icefields, located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the province of Alberta. The river flows toward the North-East and drains first into Lake Athabasca before eventually reaching the Arctic Ocean. The catchment area of the mouth of the ARB is approximately 161,000 km2. The river crosses through the municipalities of Jasper, Hinton, Whitecourt, Athabasca, and Fort McMurray. Forest is the dominant land-use type in the basin at almost 82% coverage, followed by agriculture land with about 10% coverage (Fig. S1). Major industries with activities occurring in the basin include agriculture, pulp mills, coal, and oil sand mining. 
Calibration Summary:The results show that the modelled CO2 emission rates are in good agreement with the observed data with performance statistics: PBIAS: 0.13%–23%; NSE: 0.27 to 0.62; RSR: 0.60 to 0.84; R2: 0.29 to 0.83. 
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Keywords:Carbon; Soil CO2 emission; Biogeochemical modellings; WAT-MKT model; Climate change; Watershed model