MEDALUS Project Office
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email: Malcolm McMahon
MEDRUSH is a combined geographical information system and large scale distributed process model that is
intended to be applicable to areas of up to 5,000 km2 and for periods of up to 100 years. It is intended to
provide scenarios of vegetation growth and the distribution of functional types, and to forecast water runoff,
sediment yield, and the various ways in which these factors evolve in response to short term sequences of
storms, seasonal/annual variations in climate, and long term trends in climate and landuse.
Development work is still in hand.
The creation of this model is being funded by the European Community as part of the Mediterranean Land Use and Desertification Project - MEDALUS. Information supplied by Bob Abrahart.
Author of the abstract:Bernie Engel Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University