1. General Model Information


Acronym: SOILOSS

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystems
Type of model: not specified
Main application: decision support/expert system
Keywords: soil, erosion, management, practice, USLE, sheet erosion,rill erosion, critical rainfall, soil factors, USA soil loss equation,decision support system


Lynda Drosdowsky
Bureau of Meterology, Special Services Unit
PO Box 1289K
VIC 3001
Phone: 03 669 4994
Fax :



A program to assist in the selection of management practices to reduce soil erosion. It uses the procedures of the USA soil loss equation (USLE) to predict average soil losses due to sheet and rill erosion. Research by the Soil Conservation Service of NSW on critical rainfall and soil factors has adapted USLE for the climate, soils and crops of NSW. Uses a consistent and user interface so that useful answers can be obtained with a minimum of data.

Author of the abstract:

Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES)

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM PC

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III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output

IV. References

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: 29.Apr 1997
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:50 CEST 2002

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