Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Timothy Bayley; William Elliot; Mark A. Nearing; D. Phillp Guertin; Thomas Johnson; David Goodrich; Dennis Flanagan
    Date: 2010
    Source: In: Hydrology and sedimentation for a changing future: Existing and emerging issues; Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Federal Interagency Conference [9th Federal interagency sedimentation conference and 4th Federal interagency hydrologic modeling conference]; 27 June - 1 July; Las Vegas, NV. 12 p.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (451.27 KB)

    Description

    The Water Erosion Prediction Project Climate Assessment Tool (WEPPCAT) was developed to be an easy-to-use, web-based erosion model that allows users to adjust climate inputs for user-specified climate scenarios. WEPPCAT allows the user to modify monthly mean climate parameters, including maximum and minimum temperatures, number of wet days, precipitation, and precipitation intensity (change in heavy precipitation events) in order to assess changes in surface runoff and soil erosion. In addition, the model allows the user to assess the impacts of a variety of land management alternatives including riparian filter strips. An important aspect of the tool is that databases for the model are pre-constructed; therefore, it does not require specialized scientific expertise to run, and scenarios are quick and easy to set up. This paper presents the conceptual and technical basis for WEPPCAT, and an example application is given for sediment delivery on a transect running north-south from Minnesota to Louisiana under several climate change scenarios.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Bayley, Timothy; Elliot, William; Nearing, Mark A.; Guertin, D. Phillp; Johnson, Thomas; Goodrich, David; Flanagan, Dennis. 2010. Modeling erosion under future climates with the WEPP model. In: Hydrology and sedimentation for a changing future: Existing and emerging issues; Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Federal Interagency Conference [9th Federal interagency sedimentation conference and 4th Federal interagency hydrologic modeling conference]; 27 June - 1 July; Las Vegas, NV. 12 p.

    Keywords

    Water Erosion Prediction Project Climate Assessment Tool (WEPPCAT)

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/40464