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Software utilizing Imhoff cone volumes to estimate furrow-irrigation erosion

Sojka, R.E. and Lentz, R.D. and Foerster, J.A. (1994) Software utilizing Imhoff cone volumes to estimate furrow-irrigation erosion. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 49(4):400-406.

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Data analysis required for furrow-irrigation induced erosion research
is greatly facilitated with the aid of computational software. Several programs have
been developed at Kimberly, Idaho, that compute infiltration, runoff and sediment
loss from the following inputs: inflow and runoff rates, sediment concentration
in runoff determined by Imhoff cones, sampling times, furrow spacing, and
row length. We found that more than one program type was required to meet various
user needs. Two PC-based programs are presented for intense furrow monitoring,
one employs spreadsheet software and the other is a PASCAL program. They
produce accurate estimates and display output in formats suited to quantitative
evaluation or for further data reductions needed in research applications. An HP-IIC
hand calculator program provides coarse diagnostic information that can easily
he used by farm advisors to assess potential severity of furrow erosion in
farmer's fields. The software have been extensively tested and are reliable. They
can be used to quantify any component of runoff removal.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0847
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion
Soil > Erosion
Research methodology
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Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 18:40
Item ID: 625