8. Universal Soil Loss Equation and Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation

  1. R. P. C. Morgan5 and
  2. M. A. Nearing6
  1. K. G. Renard1,
  2. D. C. Yoder2,
  3. D. T. Lightle3 and
  4. S. M. Dabney4

Published Online: 5 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch8

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Handbook of Erosion Modelling

How to Cite

Renard, K. G., Yoder, D. C., Lightle, D. T. and Dabney, S. M. (2010) Universal Soil Loss Equation and Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, in Handbook of Erosion Modelling (eds R. P. C. Morgan and M. A. Nearing), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328455.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 5

    National Soil Resources Institute, Cranfield University, UK

  2. 6

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    USDA-ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, 2000 East Allen Road, Tucson, AZ 85719-1596, USA

  2. 2

    Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, University of Tennessee, 2506 E J Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-4531, USA

  3. 3

    USDA-NRCS, National Soil Survey Center, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE 68508-3866, USA

  4. 4

    USDA-ARS, National Sedimentation Laboratory, 598 McElroy Drive, Oxford, MS 38655, USA

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:

  • model applications;
  • Universal Soil Loss Equation and Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation;
  • Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) - and techniques for determining factor values to insert in USLE;
  • first version of RUSLE1, software program - operating in a DOS-based computer, scientific weaknesses with approach;
  • RUSLE1 software flow chart;
  • soil erodibility factor (K), effect of soil properties and soil profile characteristics on soil loss;
  • deposition, caused by anything - slowing runoff causing sediment to deposit;
  • surface roughness subfactor (SR), affecting soil erosion directly - affecting it indirectly through impact of residue effectiveness;
  • RUSLE2 implementation of USLE relationships - downplaying importance of individual factors;
  • RUSLE2 implementation and lessons learned

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • RUSLE

  • RUSLE2

  • Summary

  • References