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Impact of soil erodibility factor estimation on the distribution of sediment loads: the La Trobe River catchment case study

Vigiak, O; McInnes, J.; Beverly, C.; Thompson, Christopher; Rees, D.; Borselli, L.


The soil erodibility factor (K) is used in empirical erosion models based on the Universal Soil Loss Equation to account for soil susceptibility to detachment and transport by rainfall and runoff. Whilst soil erodibility is ideally measured from long-term standard plots, in catchment-scale modelling it is more often estimated by applying pedo-transfer functions. These are either based on soil properties reported in soil databases, or attributed by experts on the basis of soil characteristics....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of MODSIM 2011 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation


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