|Simanton, John - Roger|
|JASSO IBARRA, R.|
Submitted to: Use of Rainfall Simulators for Parameterizing Process-Based Hydrologic Mode
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: One of the most extensively used rainfall simulators is the rotating boom simulator. Mounted on a trailer, it is highly portable, easy to set up, and can apply water on two 3 x 10 meter plots at the same time. It has been used in the US Department of Agriculture national program to develop a new generation of erosion prediction technology. This chapter details the type of experiments used for this new technology.
Technical Abstract: The rotating boom rainfall simulator has been used on croplands since the 1960's and on rangelands since the 1980's. It has the advantage of simulating on two 3 x 10 meter plots at a time and was the simulator used to parameterize the Water Erosion Prediction Project model. This chapter details the experimental design of WEPP, including plot size, treatments, measurements, and data reduction.