Parameterization for EROSION-3D Model under Simulated Rainfall Conditions in Lower Shivaliks of India
AbstractThe Shivalik foothills of northwestern India are very prone to soil erosion by water due to undulating slopes, highly erodible soils and high intensity rainstorm events during monsoon season. Physically based soil erosion modeling is seen as viable method for planning of measurements to reduce damages done by soil erosion. Nevertheless, parametrization of such models is a major challenge for large inaccessible areas. Several methods do exist for the estimation of the input parameters skin factor, surface roughness and resistance to erosion for the physically based soil erosion model EROSION-3D. Four rainfall experiments, each including dry and wet run, were conducted on different land use conditions on a research farm of the Regional Research Station Ballowal Saunkhri to test estimation methods. Modeling parameters were determined from these experiments. Parameter estimation by two methods for experimental conditions produced values in close range to experimentally determined values for resistance to erosion and surface roughness. Therefore, existing estimation methods are considered to be applicable for the conditions of the Shivalik mountains, except for skin factor. A first modeling with EROSION-3D using preliminary data of a small example catchment shows uncertainties resulting from range of determined and estimated soil parameters. View Full-Text
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Lenz, J.; Yousuf, A.; Schindewolf, M.; Von Werner, M.; Hartsch, K.; Singh, M.J.; Schmidt, J. Parameterization for EROSION-3D Model under Simulated Rainfall Conditions in Lower Shivaliks of India. Geosciences 2018, 8, 396.
Lenz J, Yousuf A, Schindewolf M, Von Werner M, Hartsch K, Singh MJ, Schmidt J. Parameterization for EROSION-3D Model under Simulated Rainfall Conditions in Lower Shivaliks of India. Geosciences. 2018; 8(11):396.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lenz, Jonas; Yousuf, Abrar; Schindewolf, Marcus; Von Werner, Michael; Hartsch, Kerstin; Singh, Manmohan J.; Schmidt, Jürgen. 2018. "Parameterization for EROSION-3D Model under Simulated Rainfall Conditions in Lower Shivaliks of India." Geosciences 8, no. 11: 396.
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