SIMOC at Biosphere 2 - water in, out simulation comparison, by Kai Staats

The research project is cleaned up, all equipment returned to boxes, shelves, and storage units. The barley has been dried for comparison to the original seeds, with an astounding result: 800g seeds, just 450g dry mass after fully mature plants are achieved.

SIMOC was configured to closely approximate the biomass accumulation, water retention and loss, and CO2 production for the duration of the live experiment. We consider this a success, as SIMOC is given its first non-linear functionality.

The draft paper is complete and submitted to ICES, the International Conference on Environmental Systems. Thank you University of Arizona for funding to make this possible, and the Biosphere 2 for hosting, supporting, and helping to guide this rapid-fire experiment.