1. Introduction

  1. R. P. C. Morgan1 and
  2. M. A. Nearing2
  1. R. P. C. Morgan

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch1

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Morgan, R. P. C. (2010) Introduction, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 2

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455



  • model development - erosion modelling, potential model-users confronted with multiplicity of models to choose from;
  • erosion models - used in case studies;
  • models tested, limited range - conditions of climate, soils and land use;
  • Handbook of Erosion Modelling - model user with tools for evaluating erosion models;
  • users and generic issues - associated with erosion models;
  • stages, users go through - in selecting and applying erosion models;
  • calibration, controversial topic - impossible for calibrating complex, physically-based models, those believing that calibration is essential;
  • sediment yield evaluation - from a small catchment in highly erodible area;
  • role of longer-term landscape evolution models (LEMs) - for designing hillslope landscapes, to encapsulate and contain mining waste;
  • models within geospatial frameworks, and improvements - modeling across different scales


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  • References