Location: National Soil Erosion ResearchTitle: Demonstration of the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) internet interface and services
Submitted to: Joint Federal Interagency Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2015
Publication Date: 4/19/2015
Citation: Frankenberger, J., Flanagan, D., Elliot, B., and Theller, E. 2015. Demonstration of the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) internet interface and web services. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Joint Federal Interagency Conference (10th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 5th Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference), April 19-23, 2015, Reno, Nevada. p. 1797-1807.
Technical Abstract: The Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model is a process-based FORTRAN computer simulation program for prediction of runoff and soil erosion by water at hillslope profile, field, and small watershed scales. To effectively run the WEPP model and interpret results additional software has been developed. Software external to WEPP includes user interfaces, databases of model parameters and software to provide translation to WEPP input formats along with spatial mapping and graphical software to present modeling results. Recent WEPP projects at the USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL) have included web-based user interface development. Providing access to the WEPP modeling resources using a web browser allows easy access for users and a central point for any model or data updates. In addition to web browser interfaces WEPP model services are made available through representational state transfer (REST) web services. The WEPP REST software services allow additional web sites or applications to be developed that make use of the WEPP technology.