12. Evaluating Effects of Soil and Water Management and Land Use Change on the Loess Plateau of China using LISEM

  1. R. P. C. Morgan5 and
  2. M. A. Nearing6
  1. R. Hessel1,
  2. V. G. Jetten2,
  3. B. Liu3 and
  4. Y. Qiu4

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch12

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Hessel, R., Jetten, V. G., Liu, B. and Qiu, Y. (2010) Evaluating Effects of Soil and Water Management and Land Use Change on the Loess Plateau of China using LISEM, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 5

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 6

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Soil Science Centre, Alterra, Wage ningen University and Research Centre, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Earth Systems Analysis, International Institute of Geoinforma tion Science and Earth Observation, Hengelosestraat 99, P O Box 6, 7500 AA, Enschede, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, 19 Xinwai Street, Beijing 100875, China

  4. 4

    School of Geography, Beijing Normal Uni ve rsity, 19 Xinwai Street, Beijing 100875, China

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455

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Keywords:

  • evaluating effects of soil and water management - and land use change on Loess Plateau of China using LISEM;
  • Loess Plateau, the highest erosion rates on Earth - Chinese government, formulating new ambitious policies about Loess Plateau;
  • LISEM (Limburg Soil Erosion Model) model - chosen for this exercise, simulating erosion on Loess Plateau;
  • soil erosion modelling - a powerful tool combating soil erosion;
  • LISEM, for province of Limburg, The Netherlands - previously, calibrated and validated for catchments in Loess region of northwestern Europe;
  • LISEM, evaluating effects of different land use scenarios;
  • results for peak discharge validation;
  • adaptations to LISEM, dealing with Loess Plateau characteristics - steep slopes, high sediment concentrations and gullies;
  • limitations of LISEM, and pixel-based approach in LISEM - consequences, for calculation process;
  • LISEM, reliable for larger events - and simulated erosion patterns, regarded with caution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Study Area

  • LISEM Model

  • LISEM in relation to the Loess Plateau

  • Method

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References