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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Geospatial Technology Research for Characterization of Watershed Processes at Multiple Scales

Location: Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit

Project Number: 6408-13000-023-27
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2017

Objective:
Develop geospatial (geographic information system (GIS) and Remote Sensing) and database technology to identify and characterize different sources of waters and sediments at laboratory, field, and watershed scales.

Approach:
Tasks to be performed on a ongoing basis during the term of this agreement: a) Develop and utilize remote sensing technology and geographic information system (GIS) databases to determine the onset and evolution of erosion sources, particularly for gullies on upland areas, to allow simulations with watershed models. b) Investigate remote sensing methods for characterization of climate, sheet and rill, gullies, and conservation practices for assessment with the Annualized Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution Model (AnnAGNPS) watershed model in reducing water and sediment loads.

Last Modified: 4/20/2014
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