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Special Issue "Soil Erosion by Water"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2017

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Panos Panagos

European Commission Joint Research Centre Land Resource Management Unit Via Enrico Fermi 2749 21027 Ispra, VA Italy
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Interests: soil erosion by water; modelling; land degradation; soil organic carbon; soil conservation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will discuss new trends in modelling soil erosion from local, regional, national and continental scale. Preference will be given to new introduced modeling techniques for estimating soil loss by water (or wind). Authors can submit their work related to each of the main factors contributing to erosion modelling: Soil, climate (rainfall), topography, land cover, crop management and conservation practices. The Special Issue can include research studies related to rainfall erosivity and interactions with natural hazards or ecosystem services. We also encourage submissions on the impact of soil conservation policies, future land use changes (including scenario analysis) and climate change in soil erosion modeling. Special focus will be also given to model erosion in agricultural lands. This Special Issue can also include relevant topics such as dessertification, land degradation and sediment transport.

Dr. Panos Panagos
Guest Editor

Submission

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Keywords

  • soil erosion by water
  • wind erosion
  • land degradation
  • agricultural practices
  • soil conservation
  • rainfall erosivity

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Open AccessArticle Applying SHETRAN in a Tropical West African Catchment (Dano, Burkina Faso)—Calibration, Validation, Uncertainty Assessment
Water 2017, 9(2), 101; doi:10.3390/w9020101
Received: 2 December 2016 / Accepted: 4 February 2017 / Published: 9 February 2017
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Abstract
This study presents the calibration and validation of the physically based spatially distributed hydrological and soil erosion model SHETRAN for the Dano catchment, Burkina Faso. A sensitivity analysis of six model parameters was performed to assess the model response and to reduce the
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This study presents the calibration and validation of the physically based spatially distributed hydrological and soil erosion model SHETRAN for the Dano catchment, Burkina Faso. A sensitivity analysis of six model parameters was performed to assess the model response and to reduce the number of parameters for calibration. The hydrological component was calibrated and validated using observed discharge data of two years. Statistical quality measures (R2, NSE, KGE) ranged from 0.79 to 0.66 during calibration and validation. The calibrated hydrological component was used to feed the erosion modeling. The simulated suspended sediment load (SSL) was compared with turbidity‐based measurements of SSL of two years. Achieved quality measures are comparable to other SHETRAN studies. Uncertainties of measured discharge and suspended sediment concentration were determined to assess the propagated uncertainty of SSL. The comparison of measurement uncertainties of discharge and SSL with parameter uncertainty of the corresponding model output showed that simulated discharge and SSL were frequently outside the large measured uncertainty bands. A modified NSE was used to incorporate measurement and parameter uncertainty into the efficiency evaluation of the model. The analyses of simulated erosion sources and spatial patterns showed the importance of river erosion contributing more than 60% to the total simulated sediment loss. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Soil Erosion by Water)
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