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KINEROS

  • Description:

    The kinematic runoff and erosion model KINEROS is an event oriented, physically based model describing the processes of interception, infiltration, surface runoff and erosion from small agricultural and urban watersheds. The watershed is represented by a cascade of planes and channels; the partial differential equations describing overland flow, channel flow, erosion and sediment transport are solved by finite difference techniques. The spatial variation of rainfall, infiltration, runoff, and erosion parameters can be accomodated. KINEROS may be used to determine the effects of various artificial features such as urban developments, small detention reservoirs, or lined channels on flood hydrographs and sediment yield.

    Tool Category:
    Model

WEPPCAT

  • Description:

    WEPPCAT is a web-based erosion simulation tool that allows for the assessment of changes in erosion rates as a consequence of user-defined climate change scenarios. This tool is based on the USDA-ARS Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) erosion model.

    Tool Category:
    Web Application

WebFacilitator

  • Description:

    The WebFacilitator software is a decision support system which uses decision rules, a hierarchical system for ranking criteria, score functions and linear programming to identify preferred management options consistent with the ranking of criteria. This application is under development.

    Tool Category:
    Web Application

RDSS

  • Description:

    The Applied Geosolutions NASA Rangeland Project aims at implementing an easy-to-use web-based application to provide low-cost remotely sensed data for rangeland management.

    Tool Category:
    Web Application

CPDS Tool

  • Description:

    The CPDS Tool is a web based application that automates the decision support process, step 5 of the 9-step NRCS planning process.

    Tool Category:
    Web Application

DAP

  • Description:

    Hydrologic data, including rainfall and runoff data, have been collected on experimental watersheds operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) in southern Arizona since the 1950s. The USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center makes these data accessible via a GIS-based web interface, the Data Access Project.

    Tool Category:
    Web Application

AGWA

  • Description:

    AGWA provides an interface that is designed to run two watershed runoff and erosion models: the Kinematic Runoff and Erosion Model (KINEROS), and the Soil & Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). The interface was developed in a geographic information system (GIS) to facilitate the preparation of model inputs, and the visualization of model outputs.

    Tool Category:
    Desktop Application

RHEM

  • Description:

    A web-based interface for the Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model. The interface allows users to input commonly known rangeland characteristics and use parameter estimation equations to construct model input files, run the model, view the results, and compare different scenarios.

    Tool Category:
    Web Application