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Table 1 Model parameters

From: A dynamic model of some malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes of the Afrotropical region. I. Model description and sensitivity analysis

Variable Description Equation(s)/reference
T indoor Indoor temperature 36
T air Near surfacetemperature (2 m) 25, 26, 30, 36
ε Potential number ofnew eggs 13
m n Number of mosquitoes ineach age group 8
P(B) Daily probability of gettinga blood meal 41
T water Water temperature 14, 16, 18
T soil 0-10 cm soil temperature [9194]
βN,L(T water ) Natural mortiality rate,eggs, larva, and pupa 14, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
τ g a m b An. gambiae s.s. develop- ment rate, aquatic stages 20
τ arab An. arabiensis develop-ment rate, aquatic stages 22
τ E An. gambiae s.l. development rate, eggs [97] 1
τ L 1 - 4 An. gambiae s.l. development rate, instar 1-4 [97] 2, 3, 4, 5
τ P An. gambiae s.l. development rate, pupa [97] 6
f arab Aquatic development rate modification An. arabiensis [8]
f g a m b Aquatic development rate modification An. gambiae s.s. [8]
L n Number of larvae 21, 19
f arab Mortality rate modification [72] 17
f g a m b Mortality rate modification [72] 15
S f scaling factor for winddispersion 39
F r m Flight range 41
E Number of eggs 1
G(T) Biting rate/gonotrophiccycle 26
t time  
B L Larva biomass 1
β I,x Induced mortalityin aquatic and adult stages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8
S M r Dimensionless time varying water constant, or rate at which ovipositing sites are found 24
K Carrying capacity 24
L 1 Number of 1stinstar larva 2
L 2 Number of 2ndinstar larva 3
L 3 Number of 3rdinstar larva 4
L 4 Number of 4thinstar larva 5
P Number of pupa 6
C pred Predation constant.Currently set to 0 2
F g o n o t part of gonotrophic cycle formulation 26
D d Degree days [108], 26
T c Critical temperature 26
β h,m Adult mortality related to feeding 42
h Number of humans [42]
Φ ı,ȷ flux 39
n Dimension in age grid  
m size Size of newly emerged mosquitoes 9
m size n Size of mosquitoes in age group n 12
L size Prediction of larva size 10
a s p p Size constant [22]
b s p p Size constant [22]
R p Potential river length in km 23
Ξ Equally spaced riverdataset resolution indegrees 23
E R Earth radius inkm (6371.22) 23
φ latitude in radians 23
D Diffusion coefficient 39
LT Local time 37
κ Diurnal modification fortransport of mosquitoes 37
HBI Human blood index 41, 42
g m size n Size dependent mortality 28
β N,m Natural mortality of adultmosquitoes 32, 7, 8
ϖN,m(α,ζ,a) Survival curve for adultmosquitoes 35, 31
α Shape parameter for adult survival 3330
T mod Sub-function forequation 33 34
ρ bovine/cattle Probability of finding cattle 41
ρ human Probability of findinghumans 41
  1. Description of model components.