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The importance and challenge of modeling irrigation-induced erosion

Sojka, R.E. and Bjorneberg, D.L. and Trout, T.J. and Strelkoff, T.S. and Nearing, M.A. (2007) The importance and challenge of modeling irrigation-induced erosion. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 62(3):153-162.

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Irrigation-induced erosion and rain-induced erosion result from very different
systematics. Therefore, both cannot be predicted effectively using the same models. The
average two-fold yield and three-fold economic advantage of irrigation over rain-fed agriculture,
coupled with the fragility of irrigated land and the strategic importance of irrigation
development to meet world agricultural production needs, has raised the urgency for the
development of robust, accurate, and precise irrigation-induced erosion models. This paper
details the rationale for separate irrigation-induced erosion models, presents essential aspects
unique to irrigation that must be accounted for in the models, and summarizes the progress
(to date) toward the goal of irrigation-induced erosion model development.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 1216
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion
Soil > Erosion
Research methodology
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:49
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 17:25
Item ID: 54