GDVFS: a new toolkit for analysis and design of vegetative filter strips using VFSMOD.

  title={GDVFS: a new toolkit for analysis and design of vegetative filter strips using VFSMOD.},
  author={Ramesh P. Rudra and Bahram Gharabaghi and Saleh Sebti and Neelam Gupta and Ashwini Moharir},
  journal={Water Quality Research Journal of Canada},
The Guelph design tool for vegetative fi lter strips, GDVFS, is a toolkit for the analysis and design of vegetative fi lter strips (VFSs). The upland hydrology model UH and the vegetative fi lter strip model VFSMOD (the two main components of GDVFS) were adopted from an existing interface (VFSMOD-W), and new nutrient and bacteria transport add-ons for UH and VFSMOD were incorporated into GDVFS. Other utilities and tools were also included in GDVFS to provide a capable toolkit for the analysis… 

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