18. Applications of Long-Term Erosion and Landscape Evolution Models

  1. R. P. C. Morgan3 and
  2. M. A. Nearing4
  1. G. R. Willgoose1 and
  2. G. R. Hancock2

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch18

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Willgoose, G. R. and Hancock, G. R. (2010) Applications of Long-Term Erosion and Landscape Evolution Models, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 4

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Environment and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales 2308, Australia

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190107

Online ISBN: 9781444328455



  • applications of long-term erosion and landscape evolution models;
  • landform evolution models, developed as a means - understanding links between environmental processes acting on landform;
  • inter-rill erosion, rainsplash and rainflow - normally modelled in LEMs;
  • LEM fluvial erosion models, sediment transport process - increased flux, water discharge/unit width;
  • modelling post-failure contour banks - well suited to LEM application;
  • field runoff and erosion plots - calibrating event hydrology model and event erosion model;
  • landform evolution modeling - future trends;
  • landform evolution models (LEMs), emerging as a practical tool - simulating erosion for a range of problems;
  • Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship (APF);
  • EAMS-SIBERIA rehabilitation design package - closely meeting criteria


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Short History of Landform Evolution Modelling

  • Using LEMs as Erosion Models

  • Application Case Studies

  • Calibration of Landform Evolution Models

  • Landform Evolution Model Limitations

  • Future Trends in Landform Evolution Modelling

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References