publication . Article . 2014

Soil water content, runoff and soil loss prediction in a small ungauged agricultural basin in the Mediterranean region using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool

Ramos Martín, Ma. C. (Ma. Concepción); Martínez Casasnovas, José Antonio;
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  • Published: 20 May 2014 Journal: The Journal of Agricultural Science, volume 153, pages 481-496 (issn: 0021-8596, eissn: 1469-5146, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: Spain
The aim of the present work was to evaluate the possibilities of using sub-basin data for calibration of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model in a small (46 ha) ungauged basin (i.e. where the water flow is not systematically measured) and its response. This small basin was located in the viticultural Anoia-Penedès region (North-east Spain), which suffers severe soil erosion. The data sources were: daily weather data from an observatory located close to the basin; a detailed soil map of Catalonia; a 5-m resolution digital elevation model (DEM); a crop/land use map derived from orthophotos taken in 2010 and an additional detailed soil survey (40 points)...
free text keywords: Sòls, Aigua, Agronomy and Crop Science, Animal Science and Zoology, Genetics, Surface runoff, Agriculture, business.industry, business, Soil conservation, Soil water, Leaching model, Mediterranean climate, Soil science, Biology, Structural basin, Agronomy, Hydrology, Soil and Water Assessment Tool
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