Global sensitivity analysis of the APSIM-Oryza rice growth model under different environmental conditions

Liu, Junzhi and Liu, Zhangcong and Zhu, A-Xing and Shen, Fang and Lei, Qiuliang and Duan, Zheng (2019) Global sensitivity analysis of the APSIM-Oryza rice growth model under different environmental conditions. Science of the Total Environment. pp. 953-968. ISSN 0048-9697

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This study conducted the global sensitivity analysis of the APSIM-Oryza rice growth model under eight climate conditions and two CO2 levels using the extended Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test method. Two output variables (i.e. total aboveground dry matter WAGT and dry weight of storage organs WSO) and twenty parameters were analyzed. The ±30% and ±50% perturbations of base values were used as the ranges of parameter variation, and local fertilization and irrigation managements were considered. Results showed that the influential parameters were the same under different environmental conditions, but their orders were often different. Climate conditions had obvious influence on the sensitivity index of several parameters (e.g. RGRLMX, WGRMX and SPGF). In particular, the sensitivity index of RGRLMX was larger under cold climate than under warm climate. Differences also exist for parameter sensitivity of early and late rice in the same site. The CO2 concentration did not have much influence on the results of sensitivity analysis. The range of parameter variation affected the stability of sensitivity analysis results, but the main conclusions were consistent between the results obtained from the ±30% perturbation and those obtained the ±50% perturbation in this study. Compared with existing studies, our study performed the sensitivity analysis of APSIM-Oryza under more environmental conditions, thereby providing more comprehensive insights into the model and its parameters.

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Science of the Total Environment
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Science of the Total Environment, 651, 1, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.254
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?? parameter sensitivityextended fastrange of parameter variationclimate conditionco2 levelenvironmental chemistrypollutionenvironmental engineeringwaste management and disposal ??
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