A Study of Measured vs Predicted Soil Loss and Steady State Infiltration Rates on a Semi-Arid Watershed.

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Title:
A Study of Measured vs Predicted Soil Loss and Steady State Infiltration Rates on a Semi-Arid Watershed.
Author:
Shiers, Eric Mitchell.
Issue Date:
2002
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Over time, scientists have developed erosion models that predict erosion rates based on certain measurable criteria. The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) is a computerized model that uses slope steepness and length, ground cover, the inherent erodibility of the soil, rainfall intensity, and land use practices to predict soil loss on a per hectare basis. This study utilized data collected at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed over a seven-year period to compare the predicted soil loss with actual soil loss. The input parameters for the model were all extracted from existing data collected on the Walnut Gulch Watershed. The predicted soil loss using RUSLE is 72% of the actual soil loss.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Watershed management -- Arizona.; Grassland ecology -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Post, Donald F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Study of Measured vs Predicted Soil Loss and Steady State Infiltration Rates on a Semi-Arid Watershed.en_US
dc.creatorShiers, Eric Mitchell.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShiers, Eric Mitchell.en_US
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOver time, scientists have developed erosion models that predict erosion rates based on certain measurable criteria. The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) is a computerized model that uses slope steepness and length, ground cover, the inherent erodibility of the soil, rainfall intensity, and land use practices to predict soil loss on a per hectare basis. This study utilized data collected at the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed over a seven-year period to compare the predicted soil loss with actual soil loss. The input parameters for the model were all extracted from existing data collected on the Walnut Gulch Watershed. The predicted soil loss using RUSLE is 72% of the actual soil loss.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatershed management -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGrassland ecology -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil, Water and Environmental Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorPost, Donald F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPost, Donald F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStone, Jeffen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHendricks, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMatthias, Allanen_US
dc.identifier.oclc214072488-
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