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Automated GIS Watershed Analysis Tools for Rusle/Sedmod Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Modeling

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Abstract:A comprehensive procedure for computing soil erosion and sediment delivery metrics has been developed using a suite of automated Arc Macro Language (AML ) scripts and a pair of processing- intensive ANSI C++ executable programs operating on an ESRI ArcGIS 8.x Workstation platform. The computing algorithms are rooted in the technical literature of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) soil erosion modeling framework and the Spatially Explicit Delivery Model (SEDMOD) sediment delivery framework. This suite of software programs can be used to estimate the RUSLE-based soil erosion rate, the SEDMOD-based sediment delivery rate, and other ancillary soil and landform characteristics at multiple reporting scales. Beta versions of the programs are currently available for testing and evaluation.
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Citation:Van Remortel, R. D., R. W. Maichle, D. T. Heggem, and A. M. Pitchford. Automated GIS Watershed Analysis Tools for Rusle/Sedmod Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Modeling. Presented at Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Symposium 2004, Newport, RI, May 3-7, 2004.
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Landscape Ecology Branch
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 05/03/2004
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Related Entries:
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Bullet Item Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Western Landscape Pilot
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