Soil carbon model Yasso07 graphical user interface

Mikko Tuomi, J. Rasinmäki, A. Repo, P. Vanhala, J. Liski

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In this article, we present a graphical user interface software for the litter decomposition and soil carbon model Yasso07 and an overview of the principles and formulae it is based on. The software can be used to test the model and use it in simple applications. Yasso07 is applicable to upland soils of different ecosystems worldwide, because it has been developed using data covering the global climate conditions and representing various ecosystem types. As input information, Yasso07 requires data on litter input to soil, climate conditions, and land-use change if any. The model predictions are given as probability densities representing the uncertainties in the parameter values of the model and those in the input data - the user interface calculates these densities using a built-in Monte Carlo simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1358-1362
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Modelling and Software
Issue number11
Early online date8 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011


  • Decomposition
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Software
  • Soil carbon
  • Statistical modelling
  • Uncertainty estimation


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