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The Use of USLE Components in Models

  • A. D. Nicks
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 55)

Abstract

The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) has been in use during the past several decades. Developed from small erosion plots, it has become the standard for erosion prediction in the U.S. and other parts of the world. There have been few changes in the model since its conception. Attempts to improve the predictive power of the model have largely been the development of databases for soils, cropping and management practices. Users of the model have mixed reactions to the results obtained. USLE technology has been adapted to continuous simulation such as the CREAMS, EPIC, and SWRRB models. This paper reviews some of the uses of USLE in other models and presents some findings from a recent USLE evaluation with the erosion plot data used in its development.

Keywords

Soil Erosion Soil Loss Universal Soil Loss Equation Peak Flow Rate Annual Soil Loss 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Nicks
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  1. 1.USDA-Agricultural Research ServiceNational Agricultural Water Quality LaboratoryDurantUSA

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