Implementation of the century ecosystem model for an eroding hillslope in Mississippi

Open-File Report 98-440
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Abstract

The objective of this study was to parameterize and implement the Century ecosystem model for an eroding, cultivated site near Senatobia, in Panola County, Mississippi, in order to understand the loss and replacement of soil organic carbon on an eroding cropland. The sites chosen for this study are located on highly eroded loess soils where USDA has conducted studies on rates of soil erosion. We used USDA sediment data from the study site and historical erosion estimates from the nearby area as model input for soil loss; in addition, inputs for parametization include particle-size data, climate data, and rainfall/runoff data that were collected and reported in companion papers. A cropping scenario was implemented to simulate a research site at the USDA watershed 2 at the Nelson Farm. Model output was compiled for comparison with data collected and reported in companion reports; interpretive comparisons are reported in Harden et al, in press.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Implementation of the century ecosystem model for an eroding hillslope in Mississippi
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 98-440
DOI 10.3133/ofr98440
Edition -
Year Published 1998
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description 42 p. :ill. (some col.); 28 cm.
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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