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					LOICZ-CABARET
Computer Assisted Budget Analysis for
   Research, Education, and Training

L.T. David 1, S.V. Smith 2, J. de Leon 1, C. Villanoy 1,V.C.
Dupra 1,2 , and F. Wulff 3
1Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines,

Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
2School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology,

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
3Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University,

Stockholm, Sweden
   Statement of Purpose
     The Computer Assisted Budget Analysis for Research, Education, and
     Training or LOICZ-CABARET was designed to simplify the process of
     calculations in applying the LOICZ approach to biogeochemical budget
     calculations.
     This current version can assist in the calculation of the water, salt, and
     nutrient budget of any single-box or multi-box single-layer or multi-layer
     system by seasons or monthly. It can also assist in the calculation of the area
     and volume of a system in its entirely or treated as sub-systems through its
     on-screen digitization. Finally, to circumvent observed complications of
     previous users in unit conversions, the LOICZ-CABARET automatically
     transforms units into m3/yr for easier comparison between systems. Results
     are displayed in the familiar LOICZ box-diagram format.


     Additional improvements are periodically posted at the LOICZ webpage
     www.nioz.nl/loicz


     For questions and suggestion, contact LOICZ@usa.net
The program can be
downloaded from the
LOICZ webpage as an
executable ZIP file. It
is best if the
downloaded file is
placed and unzipped
inside a blank folder.
All future working
files must reside in
this folder for the
program to work.


To unzip, just double
click the executable
zip. Run program by
double-clicking on
cabaret.exe


The program should
work in windows
95/97/2000 and NT.
   FLOW CHART




Sequentially fill in the
necessary data. To
help guide users
through the program,
a flow chart can be
accessed at any time
by clicking on the
menu choice named
FLOWCHART.


Close the flowchart
window by clicking
DONE.
   ALPHA/PERSONAL




In order to be duly
recognized as a
contributor, make
sure to fill in the
Contact Person
Information Window.


Note that the two
buttons at the bottom
allows the user to go
back to the previous
window (B) or
forward to the next
sequential window
(N)
   ALPHA/DESCRIPTION


Site description goes
inside this window. It
is necessary to enter
the following fields:
•ESTUARY NAME
•COUNTRY
•THE NORTH, SOUTH,
EAST, WEST BORDERS
OF THE SYSTEM
•NO. OF SEASONS &
THE START AND END
MONTHS OF EACH
SEASON
   CALIBRATE

Choose the type of
system
The No. of boxes
The No. of layers
The area per box


If the area is
unknown, LOICZ-
CABARET also allows
for the estimation of
the area using the on-
screen digitization.
To use this feature
you must have a bmp
image of your system.
Type in the length of
your calibration bar
found in most maps or
use the latitude lines
and then click on the
MAP button.
     BMP OF MAP



    A small window
    asking for the bmp file
    name opens when you
    click on MAP.


    The map image then
    opens.


    Click the ends of the
    calibration bar then
    click DONE.
     ESTIMATING
      BOX AREA

To estimate the area
per box, double-click
on the corresponding
box area.
This will once again
open the bmp image
of your system.




    Digitize the box area
    on-screen. The box
    area polygon is
    designed to
    automatically close
    upon clicking of
    DONE.
   ALPHA/MATERIALS

The water, salt and
nutrient data are
typed in this window.
The minimum fields to
be filled are the
following:
•Layer depth
•At least one
freshwater flow
•At least the salt and
nutrient concentration
of the outer box and
the system box


This should be done
per box and per layer.


Afterwards, click
BUILDHTML
   RESULT - WATER
    AND SALT BALANCE




    Results can be viewed
    using any web-
    browser.


    Make sure to re-load
    the page after every
    edit.
   RESULT - PHOSPHATE & NITRATE BALANCE
   VISION



      It is hoped that LOICZ-CABARET will not only encourage the users
      to contribute to the LOICZ endeavor but also experiment with the
      forcing functions and response sensitivity of their systems. Finally,
      LOICZ-CABARET is also envisioned to be used as a teaching tool
      in estuaries and coastal lagoon studies.