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    Author(s): J. W. Wagenbrenner; P. R. RobichaudW. J. Elliot
    Date: 2010
    Source: Water Resources Research. 46: W10507.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    As forest management scenarios become more complex, the ability to more accurately predict erosion from those scenarios becomes more important. In this second part of a two-part study we report model parameters based on 66 simulated runoff experiments in two disturbed forests in the northwestern U.S. The 5 disturbance classes were natural, 10-month old and 2-week old low soil burn severity, high soil burn severity, and logging skid trails. In these environments the erosion rates were clearly detachment limited, and the rill erodibility parameters calculated from four hydraulic variables increased by orders of magnitude.

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    Wagenbrenner, J. W.; Robichaud, P. R.; Elliot, W. J. 2010. Rill erosion in natural and disturbed forests: 2. Modeling approaches. Water Resources Research. 46: W10507.


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