815322 Soil erosion models and their application

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


The basic principles underlying the simulation of surface runoff and soil erosion; different modelling approaches; different soil erosion models (RUSLE, EPIC, GLEAMS, WEPP); the SCS "Curve Number Method".

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of these lectures is to teach the students the current state of knowledge about surface runoff and soil erosion.
Students are able based on the problem statement to select appropriate simulation models and to apply them. Based on the obtained results they can make decisions for soil conservation measures and evaluate their efficiency.
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