Here you can download the model, model documentation, and data sets.
Click on the filename 'concepts.exe' below to download the CONCEPTS software and save to disk.
To run the model put the program and the necessary data files together in an empty folder. Then you can:
- Type concepts and press enter from an MS-DOS Prompt, or
- Double-click the file concepts.exe from Windows Explorer.
Langendoen, E. J. (2000). "CONCEPTS – Conservational channel evolution and pollutant transport system: Stream corridor version 1.0." Research Report No. 16, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS. (PDF file, 7.1MB)
A short course was taught at the 2002 Conference on Water Resources Planning and Management in Raanoke, Virginia, May 19-22, 2002.
Course material consisted of a Microsoft Powerpoint slide presentation, which can be viewed here and sample dataset.
The four data sets below were used to carry out the sample applications presented in the manual of CONCEPTS. The data sets can be downloaded as 'zip' files. You need to use a utility such as WinZip® to uncompress the files. You can download an evaluation version of WinZip® by clicking on its button in the left column.
Goodwin Creek, Mississippi data set (231KB)
Goodwin Creek Bendway, Mississippi data set (51KB)
Baseline Little Salt Creek, Nebraska data set (92KB)
Little Salt Creek, Nebraska with grade control structures data set (141KB)