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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cd-Hillslope Erosion Model 1605

Author
item NICHOLS, MARY

Submitted to: Electronic Publication
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2004
Publication Date: May 1, 2004
Citation: Nichols, M.H. 2004. Hillslope erosion model. Southwest Watershed Research Center Web Site. Available: http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov

Interpretive Summary: During the 1970's and 1980's, a hillslope scale, rangeland erosion model was developed by scientist at the USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center. The evolution of computer technology and the Internet has opened up new doors for streamlining simulation model maintenance and support and has created an opportunity for greatly expanded access to the model. A website was developed to provide online, interactive access to the hillslope erosion model, as well as general erosion information and technical documentation. The website is a highly efficient technology transfer mechanism. The website is designed to appeal to a broad range of visitor expertise. Non-technical users have access to general information describing the relationships among variables affecting erosion, and researchers can apply the simulation model to study surface erosion processes on rangelands. The web site is providing access to the model for professionals working in the fields of hydrology, erosion, and rangeland conservation as well as teachers and the general public.

Technical Abstract: During the 1970's and 1980's, a hillslope scale, rangeland erosion model was developed by scientist at the USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center. The evolution of computer technology and the Internet has opened up new doors for streamlining simulation model maintenance and support and has created an opportunity for greatly expanded access to the model. A website was developed to provide online, interactive access to the hillslope erosion model, as well as general erosion information and technical documentation. The website is a highly efficient technology transfer mechanism. The website is designed to appeal to a broad range of visitor expertise. Non-technical users have access to general information describing the relationships among variables affecting erosion, and researchers can apply the simulation model to study surface erosion processes on rangelands. The web site is providing access to the model for professionals working in the fields of hydrology, erosion, and rangeland conservation as well as teachers and the general public.

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