Monday, April 14, 2008

Update to WEPS

The Wind-Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) is the product of 16 years of cooperation between the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service software engineers and scientists. They now have worked together to update and test a new version of WEPS. This new version will aid in calculation of topsoil losses caused by wind erosion and in modeling how these losses could be prevented using erosion-control measures.

1 comment:

Physicus said...

Until we stop focusing on how to control soil erosion we will never solve soil and water resource problems. Erosion is not a problem, it is a symptom of soil mismanagement, resulting from a lack of understanding of how soil functions. Most of the functions soil performs to grow our crops and filter our water are performed by living things not seen with the naked eye. Soil is habitat for organisms that run water and plant nutrient cycles, not so much sand, silt, and clay to be managed solely so it does not blow away.