Submitted to: Soil Erosion for 21st Century Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2001
Publication Date: 1/3/2001
Citation: In: J.C. Ascough II and D.C. Flanagan, Proc. Int. Symp. Soil Erosion Research for the 21st Century, 3-5 January 2001, Honolulu, HI. St. Joseph, MI: pp 371.
Technical Abstract: The Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) is a process-based, daily time- step, computer model that predicts soil erosion via simulation of the physical processes controlling wind erosion. WEPS is intended primarily for soil conservation and environmental planning. WEPS 1.0 is the first implementation of WEPS intended for use by the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). It includes a graphical user interface allowing the user to easily select climate stations, specify field-site dimensions, pick a predominant soil type, and describe wind barriers and management practices applied to an agricultural field. The interface allows a user to quickly assess a site's susceptibility to wind erosion and evaluate the impacts that alternate practices and conditions might have on reducing that susceptibility. The demonstration will allow Symposium attendees to see the WEPS 1.0 model in action and to interact with the developers to discuss the science, architecture, and interface. with the developers to discuss the science, architecture, and interface. Keywords: Erosion modeling, Erosion models, Erosion prediction, Modeling, Wind erosion