Submitted to: Use of Rainfall Simulators for Parameterizing Process-Based Hydrologic Mode
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/1999
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Interpretive Summary: When reducing and analyzing rainfall simulator data, it is important to recognize that the type of analysis will be depended on the experimental objectives. For many studies in which the objective is to determine the infiltration, runoff, and erosion characteristics of a soil-management complex, each component is dependent on the other. In other words, it is necessary to analyze the data as a system in which infiltration, runoff, and erosion interact rather than are independent of each other. This chapter details methodologies to analyze such data for two different rainfall simulator types.
Technical Abstract: The method used to process rainfall simulator data will depend on the objectives of the experiment but in general will include methods to analyze infiltration, runoff, and erosion. Important in the analysis is a recognition that the above mentioned processes are interdependent and cannot be analyzed separately. This chapter describes methods to analyze data taken from two types of simulators; the rotating boom simulator used on 3 x 10 meter plots and a oscillating sprinkler head simulator used on 1 meter square plots.