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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Simulating the hydrologic impact of Arundo donax invasion on the headwaters of the Nueces River in Texas     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jain, S., Ale, S., Munster, C.L., Ansley, R.J., Kiniry, J.R. 2015. Simulating the hydrologic impact of Arundo donax invasion on the headwaters of the Nueces River in Texas. Journal of Hydrology. 2:134-147.
Vegetated treatment area effectiveness at reducing nutrient runoff from small swine operations in central Texas     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higgs, K.D., Harmel, R.D., Wagner, K., Smith, P.K., Haney, R.L., Smith, D.R., Pampell, R. 2015. Vegetated treatment area effectiveness at reducing nutrient runoff from small swine operations in central Texas. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(4):621-629.
The MANAGE drain load database: Review and compilation of more than fifty years of North American drainage nutrient studies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Christianson, L.E., Harmel, R.D. 2015. The MANAGE drain load database: Review and compilation of more than fifty years of North American drainage nutrient studies. Agricultural Water Management. 159:277-289.
Assessment of model predictions and parameter transferability by alternative land use data on watershed modeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Sharifi, A., Kalin, L., Mirhosseini, G., Arnold, J.G. 2015. Assessment of model predictions and parameter transferability by alternative land use data on watershed modeling. Journal of Hydrology. 527(2015):458-470.
Advances in water resources assessment with SWAT - an overview - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(11-Mar-15)
Parameterization of ALMANAC crop simulation model for non-irrigated dry bean in semi-arid temperate areas in Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baez-Gonzalez, A.D., Kiniry, J.R., Ramirez, J., Garcia, G.M., Gonzalez, J.L., Ceja, E.S. 2015. Parameterization of ALMANAC crop simulation model for non-irrigated dry bean in semi-arid temperate areas in Mexico. Interciencia. 40(3):185-189.
A refined regional modeling approach for the Corn Belt - experiences and recommendations for large-scale integrated modeling     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Panagopoulos, Y., Gassman, P.W., Jha, M.K., Kling, C.L., Campbell, T., Srinivasan, R., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2015. A refined regional modeling approach for the Corn Belt - experiences and recommendations for large-scale integrated modeling. Journal of Hydrology. 524:348-366.
The impact of considering uncertainty in measured calibration/validation data during auto-calibration of hydrologic and water quality models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Hoque, Y., Harmel, R.D., Jeong, J. 2015. The impact of considering uncertainty in measured calibration/validation data during auto-calibration of hydrologic and water quality models. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA). 29(7):1891-1901.
Analysis methods for the determination of anthropogenic additions of P to agricultural soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haney, R.L., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M.V., Haney, E.B., Harmel, R.D., Arnold, J.G., White, M.J. 2015. Analysis methods for the determination of anthropogenic additions of P to agricultural soils. Open Journal of Soil Science. 5:59-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojss.2015.52007.
What is causing the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, D.R., King, K.W., Williams, M.R. 2015. What is causing the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie? Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 70(2):27A-29A.
Two-year growth cycle sugarcane crop parameter attributes and their application in modeling     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meki, M.N., Kiniry, J.R., Youkhana, A.H., Crow, S.E., Ogoshi, R.M., Nakahata, M.H., Tirado-Corbala, R., Anderson, R.G., Osorio, J., Jeong, J. 2015. Two-year growth cycle sugarcane crop parameter attributes and their application in modeling. Agronomy Journal. 107(4):1310-1320.
Development of bankfull hydraulic geometry relationships for the physiographic divisions of the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beiger, K., Rathjens, H., Allen, P.M., Arnold, J.G. 2015. Development of bankfull hydraulic geometry relationships for the physiographic divisions of the United States. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 51(3):842-858.
Development of sediment and nutrient export coefficients for U.S. ecoregions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, M.J., Harmel, R.D., Yen, H., Arnold, J.G., Gambone, M., Haney, R.L. 2015. Development of sediment and nutrient export coefficients for U.S. ecoregions. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 51(3):758-775.
Code modernization and modularization of APEX and SWAT watershed simulation models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(15-Sep-14)
The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): The U.S. experience in determining a national scale natural resource and conservation needs assessment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(03-Sep-14)
Impact of the agricultural research service watershed assessment studies on the conservation effects assessment project cropland national assessment     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arnold, J.G., Harmel, R.D., Johnson, M.-V.V., Bingner, R.L., Strickland, T.C., Walbridge, M.R., Santhi, C., Diluzio, M., Wang, X. 2014. Impact of the agricultural research service watershed assessment studies on the conservation effects assessment project cropland national assessment. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(5):137A-144A.
USDA-ARS Riesel Watersheds, Riesel, Texas, USA: Water quality research database - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmel, R.D., Haney, R.L., Smith, D.R., King, K.W. 2014. USDA-ARS Riesel Watersheds, Riesel, Texas, USA: Water quality research database. Water Resources Research. 50:8374-8382.
Evaluation of soil and water conservation measures in a semi-arid river basin in Tunisia using SWAT     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abouabdillah, A., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G., De Girolamo, A.M., Oueslati, O., Maataoui, A., Lo Porto, A. 2014. Evaluation of soil and water conservation measures in a semi-arid river basin in Tunisia using SWAT. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. 30(4):539-549.
C-SWAT: The Soil and Water Assessment Tool with consolidated input files in alleviating computational burden of recursive simulations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Bailey, R.T., Arabi, M., Ahmadi, M., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2014. C-SWAT: The Soil and Water Assessment Tool with consolidated input files in alleviating computational burden of recursive simulations. Computers and Geosciences. 72(2014):221-232.
Estimating the effects of agricultural conservation practices on phosphorus loads in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River basin     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santhi, C., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G., Norfleet, L., Atwood, J., Kellogg, R., Kannan, N., Wang, X., Di Luzio, M., Williams, J.R., Gerik, T. 2014. Estimating the effects of agricultural conservation practices on phosphorus loads in the Mississippi-Atchafalaya River basin. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(5)1339-1357.
Modeling to evaluate and manage water and environmental sustainablility of bioenergy crops in the U.S. - (Book / Chapter)
(09-Jun-14)
A soil parameters geodatabase for the modeling assessment of agricultural conservation practices effects in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Di Luzio, M., Norfleet, L., Arnold, J.G., Williams, J.R., Kiniry, J.R. 2014. A soil parameters geodatabase for the modeling assessment of agricultural conservation practices effects in the United States. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research. 1(2):Article 6. http://dc.uwm.edu/ijger/vol1/iss2/6
Estimating plant available water for general crop simulations in ALMANAC/APEX/EPIC/SWAT - (Abstract Only)
(05-May-14)
Development and validation of a basin scale model PCPF-1@SWAT for simulating fate and transport of rice pesticides     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boulange, J., Watanabe, H., Inao, K., Iwafune, T., Zhang, M., Luo, Y., Arnold, J.G. 2014. Development and validation of a basin scale model PCPF-1@SWAT for simulating fate and transport of rice pesticides. Journal of Hydrology. 517:146-156.
Influence of potential evapotranspiration on the water balance of sugarcane fields in Maui, Hawaii     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osorio, J., Jeong, J., Bieger, K., Arnold, J.G. 2014. Influence of potential evapotranspiration on the water balance of sugarcane fields in Maui, Hawaii. Journal of Water Resource and Protection. 6:852-868.
Improvement of the variable storage coefficient method with water surface gradient as a variable     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeong, J., Williams, J.R., Merkel, W.H., Arnold, J.G., Wang, X., Rossi, C.G. 2014. Improvement of the variable storage coefficient method with water surface gradient as a variable. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(3):791-801.
LUMINATE: Linking agricultural land use, local water quality and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kling, C.L., Panagopoulos, Y., Rabotyagov, S.S., Valcu, A.M., Gassman, P.W., Campbell, T., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G., Srinivasan, R., Jha, M.K., Richardson, J.J., Moskal, L.M., Turner, R.E., Rabalais, N.N. 2014. LUMINATE: Linking agricultural land use, local water quality and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. European Review of Agricultural Economics. 41(3):431-459.
Metal and nanoparticle occurrence in biosolids - amended soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Y., Wang, Y., Westerhoff, P., Hristovski, K., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M.V., Arnold, J.G. 2014. Metal and nanoparticle occurrence in biosolids - amended soils. Science of the Total Environment. 485-486:441-449.
Development of a grid-based version of the SWAT landscape model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rathjens, H., Oppelt, N., Bosch, D.D., Arnold, J.G., Volk, M. 2015. Development of a grid-based version of the SWAT landscape model. Hydrological Processes. 29(6):900-914.
Modeling differential growth in switchgrass cultivars across the Central and Southern Great Plains     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Behrman, K.D., Keitt, T.H., Kiniry, J.R. 2014. Modeling differential growth in switchgrass cultivars across the Central and Southern Great Plains. BioEnergy Research. 7(4):1165-1173.
Effects of agricultural conservation practices on N loads in the Mississippi-Atchafalya River Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santhi, C., Arnold, J.G., White, M.J., Di Luzio, M., Kannan, N., Norfleet, L., Atwood, J., Kellogg, R., Wang, X., Williams, J.R., Gerik, T. 2014. Effects of agricultural conservation practices on N loads in the Mississippi-Atchafalya River Basin. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1903-1915.
Environmental impacts of in-house windrow composting of broiler litter prior to land application in subtropical/semi-arid conditions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmel, R.D., Coufal, C., Winkler, S., Caraway, E.A., Gentry, T., Lee, J. 2014. Environmental impacts of in-house windrow composting of broiler litter prior to land application in subtropical/semi-arid conditions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(30):423-433.
Evaluating, interpreting, and communicating performance of hydrologic/water quality models considering intended use: A review and recommendations     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmel, R.D., Smith, P.K., Migliaccio, K.W., Chaubey, I., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Benham, B., Shukla, S., Munoz-Carpena, R., Robson, B.J. 2014. Evaluating, interpreting, and communicating performance of hydrologic/water quality models considering intended use: A review and recommendations. Environmental Modelling & Software. 57:40-51.
Plant parameters for plant functional groups of western rangelands to enable process-based simulation modeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kiniry, J.R., Briggs, J., Englert, J., Weltz, M.A., Jensen, K.B., Tilley, D., Stannard, M., Young-Mathews, A., Blanke, T., Smither-Kopperl, M., Winslow, S., Goodson, D. 2014. Plant parameters for plant functional groups of western rangelands to enable process-based simulation modeling. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 4(7):746-766.
Adaptations between ecotypes and along environmental gradients in Panicum virgatum     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lowry, D.B., Behrman, K.D., Grabowski, P., Morris, G.P., Kiniry, J.R., Juenger, T.E. 2014. Adaptations between ecotypes and along environmental gradients in Panicum virgatum. The American Naturalist. 183:682-692.
A framework for propagation of uncertainty contributed by parameterization, input data, model structure, and calibration/validation data in watershed modeling     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Wang, X., Fontane, D.G., Harmel, R.D., Arabi, M. 2014. A framework for propagation of uncertainty contributed by parameterization, input data, model structure, and calibration/validation data in watershed modeling. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. 54:211-221.
The role of simulation models in monitoring soil organic carbon storage and greenhouse gas mitigation potential in bioenergy cropping systems - (Book / Chapter)
Meki, M.N., Kiniry, J.R., Behrman, K.D., Pawlowski, M.N., Crow, S.E. 2014. The role of simulation models in monitoring soil organic carbon storage and greenhouse gas mitigation potential in bioenergy cropping systems. In: Rosario Vaz Morgado, C. and Esteves, V., editors. CO2 Sequestration and Valorization. InTech. Chapter 9. DOI: 10.5772/57177. Available: http://www.intechopen.com/books/co2-sequestration-and-valorization/the-role-of-simulation-models-in-monitoring-soil-organic-carbon-storage-and-greenhouse-gas-mitigatio.
Hydrologic modeling of detention pond     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kannan, N., Jeong, J., Arnold, J.G., Glick, R., Gosselink, L., Srinivasan, R. 2014. Hydrologic modeling of detention pond. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology. 3(2):657-552.
Integration of hydrologic and water allocation models in basin-scale water resources management considering crop pattern and climate change: Karkheh River Basin in Iran     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vaghefi, S.A., Mousavi, S.J., Abbaspour, K.C., Srinivasan, R., Arnold, J.G. 2015. Integration of hydrologic and water allocation models in basin-scale water resources management considering crop pattern and climate change: Karkheh River Basin in Iran. Regional Environmental Change. 15(3):475-484.
Evaluation of alternative surface runoff accounting procedures using the SWAT model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., White, M.J., Jeong, J., Arabi, M., Arnold, J.G. 2015. Evaluation of alternative surface runoff accounting procedures using the SWAT model. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 8(3):54-68.
Hydrological modeling of upper Indus Basin and assessment of deltaic ecology     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, A.D., Ghoraba, S., Arnold, J.G., Di Luzio, M. 2014. Hydrological modeling of upper Indus Basin and assessment of deltaic ecology. International Journal of Modern Engineering Research. 4(1):73-85.
Review of nitrogen fate models applicable to forest landscapes in the southern U.S.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amatya, D.M., Rossi, C.G., Saleh, A., Dai, Z., Youssef, M., Williams, R.G., Bosch, D.D., Chescheir, G.M., Sun, G., Skaggs, R.W., Trettin, C.C., Vance, E.D., Nettles, J.E., Tian, S. 2013. Review of nitrogen fate models applicable to forest landscapes in the southern U.S. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(5):1731-1757.
Chapter 5: Quality assurance/quality control in stormwater sampling - (Book / Chapter)
McCarthy, D., Harmel, R.D. 2014. Chapter 5: Quality assurance/quality control in stormwater sampling. In: Zhang, C., Mueller, J., Mortimer, M., editors. Quality Assurance & Quality Control of Environmental Field Sampling. London, UK: Future Science. p. 99-127.
Effects of an off-stream watering facility on cattle behavior and instream E. coli levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagner, K.L., Redmon, L.A., Gentry, T.J., Harmel, R.D., Knight, R., Jones, C.A., Foster, J.L. 2013. Effects of an off-stream watering facility on cattle behavior and instream E. coli levels. Texas Water Journal. 4(2):1-13.
The potential for agricultural land use change to reduce flood risk in a large watershed     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schilling, K.E., Gassman, P.W., Kling, C.L., Campbell, T., Jha, M.K., Wolter, C.F., Arnold, J.G. 2014. The potential for agricultural land use change to reduce flood risk in a large watershed. Hydrological Processes. 28:3314-3325.
Nutrient delivery from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and effects of cropland conservation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, M.J., Santhi, C., Kannan, N., Arnold, J.G., Harmel, R.D., Norfleet, L., Allen, P., Diluzio, M., Wang, X., Atwood, J.G., Haney, E., Johnson, M.V. 2014. Nutrient delivery from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and effects of cropland conservation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(1):26-40.
The role of interior watershed processes in improving parameter estimation and performance of watershed models     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Bailey, R.T., Arabi, M., Ahmadi, M., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2014. The role of interior watershed processes in improving parameter estimation and performance of watershed models. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1601-1613.
Efficient multi-objective calibration of a computationally intensive hydrologic model with parallel computing software in Python - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Beeson, P.C., Link, R., Manowitz, D., Izaurralde, R.C., Sadeghi, A.M., Thomson, A.M., Sahajpal, R., Srinivasan, R., Arnold, J.G. 2013. Efficient multi-objective calibration of a computationally intensive hydrologic model with parallel computing software in Python. Environmental Modelling & Software. 46:208-218.
Modifying SWAT to simulate cropland carbon flux: Model development and initial evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Izaurralde, R.C., Arnold, J.G., Williams, J.R. 2013. Modifying SWAT to simulate cropland carbon flux: Model development and initial evaluation. Science of the Total Environment. 463-464C:810-822.
Modeling sedimentation-filtration basins for urban watersheds using Soil and Water Assessment Tool - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeong, J., Kannan, N., Arnold, J.G., Glick, R., Gosselink, L., Srinivasan, R., Barrett, M.E. 2013. Modeling sedimentation-filtration basins for urban watersheds using Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 139(6):838-848.
Evaluating remote sensing methods for targeting erosion in riparian corridors - (Proceedings)
Christianson, L.E., Smith, M.B., Storm, D.E., White, M.J., Stoodley, S.H. 2013. Evaluating remote sensing methods for targeting erosion in riparian corridors. Oklahoma Academy of Science Proceedings. 93:55-65.
Inclusion of glacier processes for distributed hydrological modeling at basin scale with application to a watershed in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Arnold, J.G., Liu, S., Wang, X., Chen, X. 2013. Inclusion of glacier processes for distributed hydrological modeling at basin scale with application to a watershed in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China. Journal of Hydrology. 477(16):72-85.
Simulating sediment loading into the major reservoirs in Trinity River Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., White, M.J., Tuppad, P., Lee, T., Srinivasan, R., Andrews, D., Narasimhan, B. 2013. Simulating sediment loading into the major reservoirs in Trinity River Basin. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(5):372-383.
Simulating landscape sediment transport capacity by using a modified SWAT model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonuma, N.B., Rossi, C.G., Arnold, J.G., Reichert, J.M., Minella, J., Allen, P.M., Volk, M. 2014. Simulating landscape sediment transport capacity by using a modified SWAT model. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43(1):55-66.
The impact of asynchronicity on event-flow estimation in basin-scale hydrologic model calibration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joseph, J.F., Sharaif, H., Arnold, J.G., Bosch, D.D. 2013. The impact of asynchronicity on event-flow estimation in basin-scale hydrologic model calibration. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 49(2):300-318. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12011.
Soil and variety effects on the energy and carbon balances of switchgrass-derived ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woli, P., Paz, J.O., Lang, D.J., Baldwin, B.S., Kiniry, J.R. 2012. Soil and variety effects on the energy and carbon balances of switchgrass-derived ethanol. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS). 2(4):65-74.
Perennial biomass grasses and the Mason-Dixon Line: Comparative productivity across latitudes in the southern Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kiniry, J.R., Anderson, L.C., Johnson, M.V., Behrman, K.D., Brakie, M., Burner, D.M., Cordsiemon, R.L., Fay, P.A., Fritschi, F.B., Houx III, J.H., Hawkes, C., Juenger, T., Kaiser, J., Keitt, T., Lloyd-Reilley, J., Maher, S., Raper, R., Scott, A., Shadow, A., West, C., Wu, Y., Zibilske, L.M. 2013. Perennial biomass grasses and the Mason-Dixon Line: Comparative productivity across latitudes in the southern Great Plains. BioEnergy Research. 6:276-291.
Energy sorghum biomass harvest thresholds and tillage effects on soil organic carbon and bulk density - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meki, M.N., Snider, J.L., Kiniry, J.R., Raper, R.L., Rocateli, A.C. 2013. Energy sorghum biomass harvest thresholds and tillage effects on soil organic carbon and bulk density. Industrial Crops and Products. 43:172-182.
Impact of suspended sediment and nutrient loading from land uses against water quality in the Hii River basin, Japan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Somura, H., Takeda, I., Arnold, J.G., Mori, Y., Jeong, J., Kannan, N., Hoffman, D. 2012. Impact of suspended sediment and nutrient loading from land uses against water quality in the Hii River basin, Japan. Journal of Hydrology. 450-451:25-35.
Effects of urbanization and climate change on stream health in north-central Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeong, J., Kannan, N., Arnold, J.G. 2012. Effects of urbanization and climate change on stream health in north-central Texas. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0345.
An integrated modeling approach for estimating the water quality benefits of conservation practices at the river basin scale     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santhi, C., Kannan, N., White, M.J., Di Luzio, M., Arnold, J.G., Wang, X., Williams, J.R. 2014. An integrated modeling approach for estimating the water quality benefits of conservation practices at the river basin scale. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43(1):177-198.
Evolution of the SCS curve number method and its applications to continuous runoff simulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, J.R., Kannan, N., Wang, X., Santhi, C., Arnold, J.G. 2012. Evolution of the SCS curve number method and its applications to continuous runoff simulation. Journal Hydrologic Engineering. 17(11):1221-1229.
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