16. Risk-Based Erosion Assessment: Application to Forest Watershed Management and Planning

  1. R. P. C. Morgan2 and
  2. M. A. Nearing3
  1. W. J. Elliot and
  2. P. R. Robichaud

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch16

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Elliot, W. J. and Robichaud, P. R. (2010) Risk-Based Erosion Assessment: Application to Forest Watershed Management and Planning, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 3

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Moun tain Research Station, 1221 South Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455



  • risk-based erosion assessment - application to forest watershed management and planning;
  • risk-based erosion modeling - appropriate in forested watersheds;
  • applications of erosion modeling - vegetation condition modeled, similar year after year;
  • WEPP Windows - weather file, driving WEPP model containing daily data;
  • Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model;
  • Return period analysis output screen - from WEPP Windows interface;
  • second online interface, and probability into erosion prediction - Erosion Risk Management Tool (ERMiT);
  • runoff events selected for analysis - with the ERMiT interface;
  • GIS interface for WEPP technology - GeoWEPP;
  • climate change applicability - WEPP model, physically-based engine behind interfaces


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Risk-based Approach

  • WEPP Windows

  • Online Interfaces

  • GIS Interface

  • Discussion

  • Applicability to Climate Change

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgement

  • References