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Global RainSIM - Version 1.0

    The purpose of this tool is to estimate daily precipitation patterns for a yearly cycle at any location on the globe. The user input is simply the latitude and longitude of the selected location.

    Sorption Isotherm Spreadsheet

      Spreadsheet from the paper entitled: On the Use of Linearized Langmuir Equations by C.H. Bolster and G.M. Hornberger, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2007, 71(6): 1796-1806.

      Modified Langmuir Equation Spreadsheet

        Spreadsheet from the paper entitled: Revisiting a Statistical Shortcoming when Fitting the Langmuir Model to Sorption Data by C.H. Bolster, Journal of Environmental Quality, 2008, 37:1986-1992. Spreadsheet has been modified to make a correction to the calculation of E for weighted data. (3/18/2010).

        The Ogallala Agro-Climate Tool

          The Ogallala Agro-Climate Tool is a Visual Basic application that estimates irrigation demand and crop water use over the Ogallala Aquifer region.

          Cotton Irrigation Tool

            A Web Application for Estimating Irrigated and Dryland Cotton Profitability using Modeled Yield Data.

            Bushland Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote Sensing System (BEARS) Software

              Evapotranspiration (ET) is a major component of the hydrologic cycle. ET data are used for a variety of water management and research purposes such as irrigation scheduling, water and crop modeling, streamflow, water availability, and many more. Remote sensing products have been widely used to create spatially representative ET data sets which provide important information from field to regional scales. As UAV capabilities increase, remote sensing use is likely to also increase. For that purpose, scientists at the USDA-ARS research laboratory in Bushland, TX developed the Bushland Evapotranspiration and Agricultural Remote Sensing System (BEARS) software. The BEARS software is a Java based software that allows users to process remote sensing data to generate ET outputs using predefined models, or enter custom equations and models. The capability to define new equations and build new models expands the applicability of the BEARS software beyond ET mapping to any remote sensing application. The software also includes an image viewing tool that allows users to visualize outputs, as well as draw an area of interest using various shapes.


                Prioritization of dam rehabilitation, improved flood warning systems, development of emergency action plans, and inform policy makers on zoning regulations.

                Rock Chute Design

                  This Excel spreadsheet is included as a tool to design rock chutes for conservation practices. Median size for rock is determined along with the chute hydraulics and dimensions. This spreadsheet is based on "Design of Rock Chutes" by Robinson, Rice, and Kadavy, ASAE Vol. 41(3), pp. 621-626, 1998. One Spreadsheet version is included. Rock_Chute.xls is intended for Excel in Microsoft Office 97. The program was developed by the Iowa design staffa nd modified by the WI-engineering staff. The Excel file (.xls) ispassword protected. A Glossary is included.

                  Crop Sequence Calculator Version 3.1

                    The Crop Sequence Calculator software is an interactive program for viewing crop sequencing information. The Crop Sequence Calculator program is designed to assist agricultural managers determine workable cropping sequences for the northern Great Plains. Version (3.1) contains the previous version (3.0) and adds new information gathered from additional cropping sequence research, as well as supplemental information related to use of annual crops as cover crops.