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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Erosion Component, Chapter 11

Authors
item Foster, George
item Flanagan, Dennis
item Nearing, Mark
item Lane, Leonard
item Risse, L - UNIV OF GA, ATHENS

Submitted to: Water Erosion Prediction Project Documentation
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 15, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The main objective of the Water Erosion Prediction Project is to develop a new generation of erosion prediction technology. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the erosion model used in the WEPP hillslope profile technology. The governing equations for sediment continuity, detachment, deposition, shear stress in rills, and transport capacity are presented. The normalized forms of the equations and parameters, the means for characterizing downslope spatial variability, and solution methods are discussed.

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