Nitrogen Leakage part 2

Paul O. K. Henckel-Ojo, Zhihui Huang, Zhen Wu, Yu Wang & Bo Hai

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project report is a sequel to a report made by last years 1. semester students called Nitrogen Leakage. At that time their goal was to answer the question: How to prevent nitrogen leaching? Among other things about their report, what caught our attention was that they had chapters of nitrogen and soil and the DAISY model, but they seemed very thin and shallow to us so we decided that we could do better than that in respect to the theory. The purpose of this project and the purpose of the other isn’t the same. We draw on the same main subject which is nitrogen in connection to the groundwater, but our approach is different. We focus on the ability to use the DAISY model in the attempt of reducing groundwater contaminations as a result of nitrate pollution (with focus on sources connected to agricultural management since it is the only domain of the DAISY model) and in that relation we will come across different theoretical subjects like agriculture, biology, pedology(the science of soils), hydrology, health, models in general and the DAISY model in short. This will form our understanding of this project and enable us to try to give a qualified answer to the question: What is the usefulness of the DAISY model in the attempt to reduce groundwater contamination? The answer to this question will however require data and graphs, showing simulations done by DAISY and then the subsequent political impact. It has been relatively easy to find data and graphs of simulations done by the DAISY model, but to find traces of politicians changing the structure of society as result of the simulation results provided by DAISY, is a project in itself and we have not been able to find such traces. A bad point about this report is that it has a character of being a collection of separate chapters instead of one unity. This leaves it’s marks throughout and are the result of a poor project process.

UddannelserBasis - International Naturvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2006
VejledereAnders J. Hede Madsen


  • models
  • grundvand
  • nitrogen
  • groundwater
  • modeller
  • nitrat