1. General Model Information

Name: KINematic Runoff and EROSion model

Acronym: KINEROS

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: hydrology
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: hydrology, runoff, erosion, sedimentation, watershed, single event model, kinematic erosion model


Roger E. Smth, Carl Unkirch
Water Management Research Unit
AERC, Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
PHONE: Commercial: (970) 491-8263
FAX: Commercial: (970) 491-8247

email: sroger@engr.colostate.edu
unkrich@tucson.ars.ag.gov ">sroger@engr.colostate.edu
Homepage: http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/kineros/


Woolhiser, D.A., R.E. Smith and D.C. Goodrich. USDA-ARS
Unkirch, C. Southwest Watershed Research Center, USDA-ARS


KINEROS2 is a hydrologic model which upgrades an earlier version called KINEROS (Woolhiser, et al., 1990). It is an event-based model, so that long periods of soil water redistribution, plant growth, and other inter-storm changes are not treated. A rainfall record describing the rainfall rate pattern is used to simulate the runoff over a catchment of rather arbitrary complexity. The catchment is described by an abstraction into a tree-like network sequence of surfaces and channels. Infiltration is described by a model which includes small-scale spatial variability, a crust layer, and treatment of redistribution during rain hiatus (Corradini et al., 1994). Runoff is routed with an implicit finite difference solution of the kinematic wave equation. Erosion is simulated as a simple transport process operating with erosive detachment from splash and hydraulic sources, in equilibrium with settling based on particle fall velocity. (Smith et al., 1995). The model allows pipe flow and pond elements as well as infiltrating surfaces, and includes a partially paved element to use in urban area simulation.

Source of abstract: Model description at: http://wmuinfo.usda.gov/

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS based PC with x86DX or pentium processor.

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s): FORTRAN 77

II.3 Manuals:

(see References)

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

Smith, R.E., D.C. Goodrich, and J.N. Quinton, 1995. Dynamic, distributed simulation of watershed erosion: The KINEROS2 and EUROSEM models, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 50(5):517-520.
Woolhiser, D.A., R.E. Smith and D.C. Goodrich.1990. KINEROS, A kinematic runoff and erosion model: documentation and user manual. USDA-Agricultural Research Service, ARS-77,pp 130.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: J. Bierwirth: 17.10. 2000 -
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last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:45 CEST 2002

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