In the course of constructing LOICZ budgets, we have developed simple tools for making the relevant budget calculations. The latest tool, the LOICZ budget toolbox, uses the MS Excel spreadsheet platform to perform calculations and display results.
The toolbox is designed to allow the user to do the following:
• Generate the appropriate worksheet for entering data describing the coastal system • Automatically calculate the fluxes and other parameters corresponding to the data entered following LOICZ budget conventions • Optionally, run a quick “consistency check” of parameter values • Optionally generate summary tables of parameters and fluxes describing the system • Optionally generate and label box diagrams of the configuration of the system, including water, salinity and nutrient budgets • If desired, perform parameter uncertainty analyses on the system as specified by the user, assuming that information exists to characterize the uncertainty/variability of the parameters • Perform parameter sensitivity analyses on the system to characterize how incremental changes in parameters affect the estimates of system fluxes
To download the software or its documentation in either native or zipped format, click on the title of interest.
LOICZ budget toolbox (excel spreadsheet)
LOICZ budget toolbox documentation (MS word document)
LOICZ budget toolbox (zipped)
LOICZ budget toolbox and documentation (zipped)
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Last Updated 12 May 2009 by DPS