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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Modeling Spatial Variability in Agriculture: the Agsimsgis Water Quality Tool

Authors
item Ascough, James
item Green, Timothy
item Ahuja, Lajpat
item Vandenberg, Bruce
item Ma, Liwang

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 18, 2004
Publication Date: October 18, 2004
Citation: Ascough Ii, J.C., Green, T.R., Ahuja, L.R., Vandenberg, B.C., Ma, L. 2004. Modeling spatial variability in agriculture: the agsimsgis water quality tool. Meeting Abstract. ESRI Southwest Users Group 2004 conference, Telleride, CO, October 20-22, 2004. www.swuggis.org/swug_2004/abstracts.shtml.

Interpretive Summary: Most agricultural water quality models are based on lumped parameterizations of spatial processes. The AgSimGIS water quality tool has been developed to predict space-time planning scenarios across spatially variable agricultural landscapes. The tool runs under the ArcGIS 9 environment, and consists of a multi-functional system for simulation modeling and spatial data storage, analysis, and display. AgSimGIS offers a spatial framework for integrating a complex, agricultural system water quality model (modified USDA-ARS RZWQM) with interaction between simulated land areas via kinematic wave overland runoff and runon. AgSimGIS also provides the increased interface sophistication necessary for distributed hydrologic modeling. AgSimGIS development history, including an overview of the major GIS and simulation modeling components, will be presented.

Technical Abstract: Most agricultural water quality models are based on lumped parameterizations of spatial processes. The AgSimGIS water quality tool has been developed to predict space-time planning scenarios across spatially variable agricultural landscapes. The tool runs under the ArcGIS 9 environment, and consists of a multi-functional system for simulation modeling and spatial data storage, analysis, and display. AgSimGIS offers a spatial framework for integrating a complex, agricultural system water quality model (modified USDA-ARS RZWQM) with interaction between simulated land areas via kinematic wave overland runoff and runon. AgSimGIS also provides the increased interface sophistication necessary for distributed hydrologic modeling. AgSimGIS development history, including an overview of the major GIS and simulation modeling components, will be presented.

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