10. Predicting Soil Loss and Runoff from Forest Roads and Seasonal Cropping Systems in Brazil Using WEPP

  1. R. P. C. Morgan3 and
  2. M. A. Nearing4
  1. A. J. T. Guerra1 and
  2. A. Soares da Silva2

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch10

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Guerra, A. J. T. and Soares da Silva, A. (2010) Predicting Soil Loss and Runoff from Forest Roads and Seasonal Cropping Systems in Brazil Using WEPP, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 4

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, Institute of Geosciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Avenida Jose Luiz Ferraz 250, Apto 1706, CEP.22.790-587, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  2. 2

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua Hermengarda 151, Apto 906 - Meier. CEP.20710-010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • predicting soil loss and runoff from forest roads - and seasonal cropping systems in Brazil using WEPP;
  • WEPP users, in different parts of the world - using two case studies for model use;
  • WEPP applications in Brazil;
  • prediction of water erosion for soil and climatic conditions - in Viçosa Municipality, Minas Gerais State;
  • assessing soil and water losses - on an experimental station under natural rainfall, comparing results with data from equations generated by WEPP model;
  • soybean grown along the contour (SCL);
  • soybean grown up-and-down slope (SUD);
  • maize along the contour (MCL) and maize up-and-down slope (MUD);
  • erodibility parameters, comparison of experimental values and those generated by WEPP;
  • hydraulic conductivity underestimation - and soil characteristics, generating equations for WEPP prediction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case Study 1: Estimation of Erosion Rates on Forest Roads in Brazil

  • Case Study 2: Prediction of Water Erosion for Soil and Climatic Conditions in Viçosa Municipality, Minas Gerais State

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References