Carbon and Acidity effects on Metal Processing in Soil (CAMPS)
CAMPS predicts the effects of heavy metal, nitrogen and sulphur pollution on soils and soil water. It is used by researchers to understand and predict the behaviour of toxic, acidifiying and eutrophying (excess nutrient) pollutants in and through the soil-water environment. It is currently being used to assess implications of different human development pathways (SSPs) for concentrations of toxic pollutants in UK ecosystems.
CAMPS is a model chain that predicts the effects of toxic, acidifiying and eutrophying pollutants (through deposition of metals, nitrogen and suphur) on soils and soil water leachate, ie: pH; dissolved organic carbon fluxes; and heavy metal concentrations (stocks and flows). It is a point model that has been upscaled to run the UK on a 1 x 1 km grid. CAMPS consists of the IDMM model (see separate entry) driven by the MADOC model (see separate entry) which is part of the N14CP family (see separate entry).
CAMPS was developed from 2021 to 2022 (to be published). Investment to date approx 1 person-year.
CAMPS uniquely incoporates effects of soil acidity (pH) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) on metal fluxes, whereas other available models do not include these processes.
CAMPS was developed by UKCEH.
CAMPS is open access: available to use at no cost by request to the model owner.
Development of CAMPS was funded by UKRI-NERC National Capability (UK-SCAPE programme: SPEED project).