Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/21/2006
Publication Date: 10/4/2006
Citation: Bosch, D.D., Arnold, J.G., Volk, M., Lowrance, R.R. 2006. Swat simulation of a coastal plain riparian buffer system in Georgia, USA [abstract]. Proceedings of the SWAT Model Developer's Workshop, Potsdam, Germany, October 4-6, 2006.
Technical Abstract: A research modification of the SWAT model has been developed to address flow and transport across hydrologic response units prior to concentration in streams. The modified SWAT model is capable of simulating flow and transport from higher landscape positions to lower positions within a single response unit. The revision was developed to address variable source areas within watersheds and stream-side buffer systems which exist alongside many streams throughout the world. The enhanced model will allow for more accurate simulation of natural transport processes within a hill-slope. The revision was tested using data collected from a heavily vegetated riparian buffer system near Tifton, Georgia, USA. The buffer filters surface and subsurface flow from an upland agricultural field. The application will demonstrate the applicability of the model to simulate filtering of surface runoff, enhanced infiltration, and water quality buffering typically associated with riparian buffer systems.