14. Predicting Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Erosion and Sediment Yield in River Basins Using SHETRAN

  1. R. P. C. Morgan2 and
  2. M. A. Nearing3
  1. J. C. Bathurst

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch14

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Bathurst, J. C. (2010) Predicting Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Erosion and Sediment Yield in River Basins Using SHETRAN, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 3

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, New castle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455



  • predicting impact of landuse and climate change - erosion and sediment yield in river basins using SHETRAN;
  • erosion, a natural process - soil loss, generating sediment yields from river basins in absence of humans;
  • modelling, investigating integrated effects - of various processes;
  • SHETRAN basin modelling system – SHETRAN, descendant of original SHE (Système Hydrologique Européen) hydrological modelling system;
  • SHETRAN, continually evolving - new process descriptions and solution schemes introduced;
  • hydrological, erosion and sediment transport processes - modelled by SHETRAN Version 4;
  • SHETRAN erosion and sediment yield component;
  • SHETRAN in context of physically-based, basin-scale sediment yielding models;
  • tests of ability of SHETRAN - spatial variability in soil erosion and sediment yield, limited;
  • physically-based, spatially-distributed models - basis for predicting impact of future changes in land use and climate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Model Requirements


  • Model Calibration and Uncertainty

  • Model Fitness for Purpose

  • SHETRAN in the Context of Physically-based, Basin-scale Sediment Yield Models

  • Experience of Model Application

  • Future Research Needs

  • Conclusion

  • References