Modelling mean annual sediment yield using a distributed approach

  title={Modelling mean annual sediment yield using a distributed approach},
  author={Anton Van Rompaey and Gert Verstraeten and Kristof Van Oost and Gerard Govers and Jean Poesen},
  journal={Earth Surface Processes and Landforms},
In this paper a spatially distributed model for the calculation of sediment delivery to river channels is presented (SEDEM: SEdiment DElivery Model). The model consists of two components: (1) the calculation of a spatial pattern of mean annual soil erosion rates in the catchment using a RUSLE (Revised Soil Erosion Equation) approach; and (2) the routing of the eroded sediment to the river channel network taking into account the transport capacity of each spatial unit. If the amount of routed… 

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  • S. E. LeeS. Kang
  • Environmental Science
    Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
  • 2014
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