The Rothamsted carbon model (RothC) is freely available and runs in DOS, and many Windows operating systems (including Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, NT, 7, 8, and 10).

For more information about RothC please contact Kevin Coleman.

Licence Conditions

It is free of charge, subject to the following two conditions:

You use the model for scientific research only and not to pass it onto third parties without permission from the copyright holder.

Not to use the model for commercial gain or profit without permission from the copyright holder and to give due acknowledgement to the original authors in any scientific publications.


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Version 2.1 (7 April 2009)

  • Includes a fix for higher resolution (greater than 1280 x 1024) monitors.

Version 2.0

  • Allows the interface to be installed to any directory and the data input has been made easier.
  • Has been tested at Rothamsted, but not widely used outside of Rothamsted, so it may have some bugs which we would like to know about.

Version 1.1

  • MUST be installed in a directory called 'c:\model26'.
  • Has been widely used outside of Rothamsted.

The DOS and both versions of the windows interface use the same version of the model. We would grateful for any comments or suggestions you may have about the Rothamsted carbon model.

Documentation and users guide

RothC Windows version (description and users guide).

RothC DOS version (description and users guide).

Summary data requirements.

Both the windows version and DOS version, use the same version of RothC. But for many people the windows version is easier to use, whereas the DOS version allows for more flexibility in how the model is used.

​For more information about RothC please contact Kevin Coleman.