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KINEROS - The kinematic runoff and erosion model

The kinematic runoff and erosion model KINEROS is an event oriented, physically based model describing the processes of interception, infiltration, surface runoff and erosion from small agricultural and urban watersheds. The watershed is represented by a cascade of planes and channels; the partial differential equations describing overland flow, channel flow, erosion and sediment transport are solved by finite difference techniques. The spatial variation of rainfall, infiltration, runoff, and erosion parameters can be accomodated. KINEROS may be used to determine the effects of various artificial features such as urban developments, small detention reservoirs, or lined channels on flood hydrographs and sediment yield.

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USDA Agricultural Research Service
Product Type
Ag Data Commons
Contact Name
Goodrich, David C.
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Primary Article

Massart, J., Guertin, P., Smith, R., Goodrich, D., Unkrich, C., & Levick, L. (2010). K2-O2 (KINEROS-Opus) SPATIALLY BASED WATERSHED HYDROLOGIC AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODEL. In 2nd Joint Federal Interagency Conference. Las Vegas, NV. Retrieved from https://acwi.gov/sos/pubs/2ndJFIC/Contents/SP_30_Massart_03_08_10_paper.pdf

Related Article

Goodrich, D., Unkrich, C., Smith, R., & Woolhiser, D. (2006). KINEROS2 - new features and capabilities. Retrieved from https://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/unit/Publications/PDFfiles/1799.pdf

AgID: 46225
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Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
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Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Agroecosystems & Environment
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