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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enhanced Models and Conservation Practices for Watershed Resource Management and Assessment

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Code modernization and modularization of APEX and SWAT watershed simulation models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(15-Sep-14)
The Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP): The U.S. experience in determining a national scale natural resource and conservation needs assessment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(03-Sep-14)
Impact of the agricultural research service watershed assessment studies on the conservation effects assessment project cropland national assessment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arnold, J.G., Harmel, R.D., Johnson, M.-V.V., Bingner, R.L., Strickland, T.C., Walbridge, M.R., Santhi, C., Diluzio, M., Wang, X. 2014. Impact of the agricultural research service watershed assessment studies on the conservation effects assessment project cropland national assessment. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(5):137A-144A.
USDA-ARS Riesel Watersheds, Riesel, Texas, Usa: Water Quality Research Database - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Sep-14)
C-Swat: the Soil and Water Assessment Tool with Consolidated Input Files in Alleviating Computational Burden of Recursive Simulations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(31-Jul-14)
Modeling to evaluate and manage water and environmental sustainablility of bioenergy crops in the U.S. - (Book / Chapter)
(09-Jun-14)
Estimating plant available water for general crop simulations in ALMANAC/APEX/EPIC/SWAT - (Abstract Only)
(05-May-14)
Luminate: Linking Agricultural Land Use, Local Water Quality and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kling, C.L., Panagopoulos, Y., Rabotyagov, S.S., Valcu, A.M., Gassman, P.W., Campbell, T., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G., Srinivasan, R., Jha, M.K., Richardson, J.J., Moskal, L.M., Turner, R.E., Rabalais, N.N. 2014. LUMINATE: Linking agricultural land use, local water quality and Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. European Review of Agricultural Economics. 41(3):431-459.
Metal and nanoparticle occurrence in biosolids - amended soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, Y., Wang, Y., Westerhoff, P., Hristovski, K., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M.V., Arnold, J.G. 2014. Metal and nanoparticle occurrence in biosolids - amended soils. Science of the Total Environment. 485-486:441-449.
Development of a grid-based version of the SWAT landscape model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(14-Mar-14)
Environmental impacts of in-house windrow composting of broiler litter prior to land application in subtropical/semi-arid conditions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmel, R.D., Coufal, C., Winkler, S., Caraway, E.A., Gentry, T., Lee, J. 2014. Environmental impacts of in-house windrow composting of broiler litter prior to land application in subtropical/semi-arid conditions. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 30(30):423-433.
Evaluating, interpreting, and communicating performance of hydrologic/water quality models considering intended use: A review and recommendations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harmel, R.D., Smith, P.K., Migliaccio, K.W., Chaubey, I., Douglas-Mankin, K.R., Benham, B., Shukla, S., Munoz-Carpena, R., Robson, B.J. 2014. Evaluating, interpreting, and communicating performance of hydrologic/water quality models considering intended use: A review and recommendations. Environmental Modelling & Software. 57:40-51.
Plant parameters for plant functional groups of western rangelands to enable process-based simulation modeling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(07-Feb-14)
Adaptations between ecotypes and along environmental gradients in Panicum virgatum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lowry, D.B., Behrman, K.D., Grabowski, P., Morris, G.P., Kiniry, J.R., Juenger, T.E. 2014. Adaptations between ecotypes and along environmental gradients in Panicum virgatum. The American Naturalist. 183:682-692.
A framework for propagation of uncertainty contributed by parameterization, input data, model structure, and calibration/validation data in watershed modeling     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Wang, X., Fontane, D.G., Harmel, R.D., Arabi, M. 2014. A framework for propagation of uncertainty contributed by parameterization, input data, model structure, and calibration/validation data in watershed modeling. Journal of Environmental Modeling and Software. 54:211-221.
The role of simulation models in monitoring soil organic carbon storage and greenhouse gas mitigation potential in bioenergy cropping systems - (Book / Chapter)
Meki, M.N., Kiniry, J.R., Behrman, K.D., Pawlowski, M.N., Crow, S.E. 2014. The role of simulation models in monitoring soil organic carbon storage and greenhouse gas mitigation potential in bioenergy cropping systems. In: Rosario Vaz Morgado, C. and Esteves, V., editors. CO2 Sequestration and Valorization. InTech. Chapter 9. DOI: 10.5772/57177. Available: http://www.intechopen.com/books/co2-sequestration-and-valorization/the-role-of-simulation-models-in-monitoring-soil-organic-carbon-storage-and-greenhouse-gas-mitigatio.
Evaluation of alternative surface runoff accounting procedures using the SWAT model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(01-Dec-13)
Review of nitrogen fate models applicable to forest landscapes in the southern U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amatya, D.M., Rossi, C.G., Saleh, A., Dai, Z., Youssef, M., Williams, R.G., Bosch, D.D., Chescheir, G.M., Sun, G., Skaggs, R.W., Trettin, C.C., Vance, E.D., Nettles, J.E., Tian, S. 2013. Review of nitrogen fate models applicable to forest landscapes in the southern U.S. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(5):1731-1757.
Chapter 5: Quality assurance/quality control in stormwater sampling - (Book / Chapter)
McCarthy, D., Harmel, R.D. 2014. Chapter 5: Quality assurance/quality control in stormwater sampling. In: Zhang, C., Mueller, J., Mortimer, M., editors. Quality Assurance & Quality Control of Environmental Field Sampling. London, UK: Future Science. p. 99-127.
Effects of an off-stream watering facility on cattle behavior and instream E. coli levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagner, K.L., Redmon, L.A., Gentry, T.J., Harmel, R.D., Knight, R., Jones, C.A., Foster, J.L. 2013. Effects of an off-stream watering facility on cattle behavior and instream E. coli levels. Texas Water Journal. 4(2):1-13.
Nutrient delivery from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and effects of cropland conservation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, M.J., Santhi, C., Kannan, N., Arnold, J.G., Harmel, R.D., Norfleet, L., Allen, P., Diluzio, M., Wang, X., Atwood, J.G., Haney, E., Johnson, M.V. 2014. Nutrient delivery from the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and effects of cropland conservation. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69(1):26-40.
The role of interior watershed processes in improving parameter estimation and performance of watershed models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yen, H., Bailey, R.T., Arabi, M., Ahmadi, M., White, M.J., Arnold, J.G. 2014. The role of interior watershed processes in improving parameter estimation and performance of watershed models. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43:1601-1613.
Efficient multi-objective calibration of a computationally intensive hydrologic model with parallel computing software in Python - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Beeson, P.C., Link, R., Manowitz, D., Izaurralde, R.C., Sadeghi, A.M., Thomson, A.M., Sahajpal, R., Srinivasan, R., Arnold, J.G. 2013. Efficient multi-objective calibration of a computationally intensive hydrologic model with parallel computing software in Python. Environmental Modelling & Software. 46:208-218.
Modifying SWAT to simulate cropland carbon flux: Model development and initial evaluation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Izaurralde, R.C., Arnold, J.G., Williams, J.R. 2013. Modifying SWAT to simulate cropland carbon flux: Model development and initial evaluation. Science of the Total Environment. 463-464C:810-822.
Modeling sedimentation-filtration basins for urban watersheds using Soil and Water Assessment Tool - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeong, J., Kannan, N., Arnold, J.G., Glick, R., Gosselink, L., Srinivasan, R., Barrett, M.E. 2013. Modeling sedimentation-filtration basins for urban watersheds using Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 139(6):838-848.
Inclusion of glacier processes for distributed hydrological modeling at basin scale with application to a watershed in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, Y., Arnold, J.G., Liu, S., Wang, X., Chen, X. 2013. Inclusion of glacier processes for distributed hydrological modeling at basin scale with application to a watershed in Tianshan Mountains, northwest China. Journal of Hydrology. 477(16):72-85.
Evaluating remote sensing methods for targeting erosion in riparian corridors - (Proceedings)
Christianson, L.E., Smith, M.B., Storm, D.E., White, M.J., Stoodley, S.H. 2013. Evaluating remote sensing methods for targeting erosion in riparian corridors. Oklahoma Academy of Science Proceedings. 93:55-65.
Simulating sediment loading into the major reservoirs in Trinity River Basin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, X., White, M.J., Tuppad, P., Lee, T., Srinivasan, R., Andrews, D., Narasimhan, B. 2013. Simulating sediment loading into the major reservoirs in Trinity River Basin. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 68(5):372-383.
Simulating landscape sediment transport capacity by using a modified SWAT model - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bonuma, N.B., Rossi, C.G., Arnold, J.G., Reichert, J.M., Minella, J., Allen, P.M., Volk, M. 2014. Simulating landscape sediment transport capacity by using a modified SWAT model. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43(1):55-66.
The impact of asynchronicity on event-flow estimation in basin-scale hydrologic model calibration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Joseph, J.F., Sharaif, H., Arnold, J.G., Bosch, D.D. 2013. The impact of asynchronicity on event-flow estimation in basin-scale hydrologic model calibration. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 49(2):300-318. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12011.
Soil and variety effects on the energy and carbon balances of switchgrass-derived ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woli, P., Paz, J.O., Lang, D.J., Baldwin, B.S., Kiniry, J.R. 2012. Soil and variety effects on the energy and carbon balances of switchgrass-derived ethanol. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS). 2(4):65-74.
Perennial biomass grasses and the Mason-Dixon Line: Comparative productivity across latitudes in the southern Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kiniry, J.R., Anderson, L.C., Johnson, M.V., Behrman, K.D., Brakie, M., Burner, D.M., Cordsiemon, R.L., Fay, P.A., Fritschi, F.B., Houx III, J.H., Hawkes, C., Juenger, T., Kaiser, J., Keitt, T., Lloyd-Reilley, J., Maher, S., Raper, R., Scott, A., Shadow, A., West, C., Wu, Y., Zibilske, L.M. 2013. Perennial biomass grasses and the Mason-Dixon Line: Comparative productivity across latitudes in the southern Great Plains. BioEnergy Research. 6:276-291.
Energy sorghum biomass harvest thresholds and tillage effects on soil organic carbon and bulk density - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meki, M.N., Snider, J.L., Kiniry, J.R., Raper, R.L., Rocateli, A.C. 2013. Energy sorghum biomass harvest thresholds and tillage effects on soil organic carbon and bulk density. Industrial Crops and Products. 43:172-182.
Impact of suspended sediment and nutrient loading from land uses against water quality in the Hii River basin, Japan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Somura, H., Takeda, I., Arnold, J.G., Mori, Y., Jeong, J., Kannan, N., Hoffman, D. 2012. Impact of suspended sediment and nutrient loading from land uses against water quality in the Hii River basin, Japan. Journal of Hydrology. 450-451:25-35.
Effects of urbanization and climate change on stream health in north-central Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jeong, J., Kannan, N., Arnold, J.G. 2012. Effects of urbanization and climate change on stream health in north-central Texas. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0345.
An integrated modeling approach for estimating the water quality benefits of conservation practices at the river basin scale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Santhi, C., Kannan, N., White, M.J., Di Luzio, M., Arnold, J.G., Wang, X., Williams, J.R. 2014. An integrated modeling approach for estimating the water quality benefits of conservation practices at the river basin scale. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43(1):177-198.
Evolution of the SCS curve number method and its applications to continuous runoff simulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, J.R., Kannan, N., Wang, X., Santhi, C., Arnold, J.G. 2012. Evolution of the SCS curve number method and its applications to continuous runoff simulation. Journal Hydrologic Engineering. 17(11):1221-1229.
Last Modified: 9/23/2014
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