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The European Soil Erosion Model (EUROSEM) is the result of European Commission funded research involving scientists from Europe and the USA. The model simulates erosion on an event basis for fields and small catchments. It uses physical descriptions to describe the process of soil erosion and is fully dynamic.

The current version of the model incorporates a graphical user interface with full help support and has been developed with funds from the MWISED project. For users with limited computing power the previous version of the model is still available as a DOS program.

Contents

Downloading EUROSEM Software

You can download the latest versions of EUROSEM and its user guide from here:

By downloading this software you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out in the Cranfield University Software Licence Agreement.

Important information about EUROSEM.

EUROSEM release 3.9 August 1998.

This release of the EUROSEM model replaces all previous versions of the program. The bugs present in the previous version of the model have been fixed. These were particularly associated with channel routing. This version of the model has no graphics. This is because we have changed from a DOS based compiler to a windows based one. We are currently working on a Windows 95 version of the program that will hopefully become available as a beta test version towards the beginning of next year, this will have plenty of graphics!. The user guide has also been revised, although users will notice that files names and data output featured in the user guide may not agree with the files found on the EUROSEM website. John Quinton August 1998

System requirements for EUROSEM for Windows

166 Mhz processor MS Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000 32Mb RAM 10Mb of hard disk space VGA or higher resolution monitor Mouse or other pointing device

Download EUROSEM Documentation

People involved in the EUROSEM project

For a full list of people that have been involved in the EUROSEM project, see the preface to the user guide download.

Original Project team

Note the Cranfield team has changed with the retiral of Professor Morgan, and the moving of Dr Quinton. Current enquiries to Cranfield University regarding Eurosem may now be directed to Professor Jane Rickson.

Roy Morgan, John Quinton Cranfield University Model developers r.morgan@cranfield.ac.uk, j.quinton@cranfield.ac.uk
Juan Albaladejo, Victor Castillo CSIC, Murcia Erosion proceses jalba@natura.cebas.csic.es, victor@natura.cebas.csic.es
G. Chisci Firenze Conservation practices
Gerard Govers, Jean Poesen, Jeroen Nachtergaele KU, Leuven Erosion processes: ephemeral gullies gerard.govers@geo.kuleuven.ac.be, Jean.poesen@geo.kuleuven.ac.be, jeroen.nachtergaele@geo.kuleuven.ac.be
Vito Sardo Catania Erosion monitoring and experimentation sardo@mbox.fagr.unict.it
Roger Smith Fort Collins Model developer sroger@engr.colostate.edu
Peter Strauss Boku, Vienna Rainfall generation Peter.strauss@baw.at
Dino Torri, Lorenzo Borselli CNR,Firenze Erosion proceses (current co-ordinator) dbtorri@iges.fi.cnr.it, borselli@iges.fi.cnr.it
Paolo Bazzoffi, Sergio Pellegrini Agricole Istituto Sperimentaleper lo Studio e la Difesa del Suolo, Firenze Erosion monitoring and experimentation bazzoffi@iol.it, spellegrini@dada.it
Victor Jetten Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography GIS model developer v.jetten@frwv.ruu.nl
Margarita Kotova Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry Research, Kharkov, Ukraine Programmer MKotova@online.kharkiv.com

EUROSEM Refereed Publications

VEIHE, A., REY, J., QUINTON, J.N., STRAUSS, P., SANCHO, F.M., SOMARRIBA, M. In press. Modelling of event-based soil erosion in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico: evaluation of the EUROSEM model. Catena.

SMITH, R.E. & QUINTON, J.N. 2000. Dynamics and scale in simulating erosion by water., Chapter 13, p283-294, in 'Soil Erosion - Application of Physically Based Models', (ed J. Schmidt), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

VEIHE, A. & J.N. QUINTON 2000. Sensitivity analysis of EUROSEM using monte carlo simulation: I hydrologic, soil and vegetation parameters. Hydrological Processes 14 (5):915-926.

VEIHE, A. QUINTON, J.N. & POESEN, J.A. 2000. Sensitivity Analysis of EUROSEM using Monte Carlo simulation: II the effects of rills and rock fragments. Hydrological Processes 927-939.

QUINTON, J.N. & RODRIGUEZ, F. 1999. Modelling the impact of live barriers on soil erosion in the Pairumani sub-catchment, Bolivia. Mountain Research and Development 19: 292-299.

FOLLY, A. QUINTON, J.N & SMITH, R.E. 1999. Evaluation of the EUROSEM model for the Catsop watershed, The Netherlands. Catena 37, 507-519.

VEIHE, A.J., MAGAGNA, B., MUHAR, A., QUINTON, J.N., SANCHO, F. STRAUSS, P. & D. WALDINGBRETT, A. 1999. Modelling soil productivity changes: the use of the SPIES application in Costa Rica. Paper no. 12.7 in: Musy, A. et al (Eds.) Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Land Use and Water Management. 2nd Inter-Regional Conference on Environment-Water, September 1-3 1999, Lausanne, Presses.

MORGAN, R.P.C, QUINTON, J.N., SMITH, R.E., GOVERS, G., POESEN, J.W.A., AUERSWALD, K., CHISCI, G., TORRI, D., & STYCZEN, M.E. 1999. Reply to discussion on The European Soil Erosion Model (EUROSEM): a dynamic approach for predicting sediment transport from fields and small catchments. . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 24, 567-568.

QUINTON, J.N., SMITH, R.E. & A.J.V. FOLLY. EUROSEM: a dynamic approach to erosion simulation. P41-52 in Experiences with erosion models (ed. A.Klik), Wiener Mitteilungen, band 151, Vienna, Austria.

QUINTON, J.N. & MORGAN, R.P.C. 1998. EUROSEM: an evaluation with single event data from the C5 Watershed, Oklahoma, USA. p65-74. In Global Change: Modelling soil erosion by water (eds. J. Bordman & D. Favis-Mortlock), NATO ASI series, Series 1: Global environmental change. Springer-Verlag, London.

MORGAN, R.P.C, QUINTON, J.N., SMITH, R.E., GOVERS, G., POESEN, J.W.A., AUERSWALD, K., CHISCI, G., TORRI, D., & STYCZEN, M.E. 1998. The European soil erosion model (EUROSEM) : a process-based approach for predicting sediment transport from fields and small catchments. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 23, 527-544.

MORGAN, R.P.C, QUINTON, J.N., SMITH, R.E., GOVERS, G., POESEN, J.W.A., AUERSWALD, K., CHISCI, G., & TORRI, D. 1998. The EUROSEM model. In Global Change: Modelling soil erosion by water (eds. J. Bordman & D. Favis-Mortlock), NATO ASI series, Series 1: Global environmental change. Springer-Verlag, London. 373-382.

MORGAN, R.P.C., McINTYRE, K., VICKERS., A.W.V., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1997. A rainfall simulation study of soil erosion on rangeland in Swaziland. Soil Technology 11, 291-299.

QUINTON, J.N. 1997. Reducing predictive uncertainty in model simulations: a comparison of two methods using the European Soil Erosion Model. Catena 30, 101-117.

FAVIS-MORTLOCK, D., QUINTON, J.N., & DICKINSON, T. 1996. The GTCE validation of soil erosion models for global change studies. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 51 (5), 397-403.

SMITH, R.E., GOODRICH, D.A. & J.N. QUINTON. 1995. Dynamic distributed simulation of watershed erosion: KINEROS II and EUROSEM. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 50, 517-520.

QUINTON, J.N. 1994. The validation of physically-based erosion models - with particular reference to EUROSEM. In Conserving Soil Resources: European Perspectives (ed. R.J. Rickson), CAB International, Wallingford.

MORGAN, R.P.C., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1994. Modelling methodology for soil erosion assessment and soil conservation design: the EUROSEM approach. Outlook on Agriculture 23, 5-9.

Non refereed publications

QUINTON, J.N., KOTOVA, M., & STREET, L. In Press. Development of a Windows based interface for the European Soil Erosion Model. Proceedings of the ASAE conference ‘Soil Erosion Research in the 21st Century’, 3-5 January 2001, Hawaai.

L. STREET & J.N. QUINTON. In Press. Development of an Ephemeral Gully Erosion Model: The Role of Undercutting Bank Failure of Small Channels. Proceedings of Soil Erosion Research for the 21st Century, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Honolulu, 3-5 January 2001.

FOLLY, A., MAGAGNA, B., MUHAR, A., QUINTON, J.N., & F. SANCHO. 2000. The integration of an event-based soil erosion model with a geographic information system for the prediction of soil productivity changes. p122-129. In Computer technology in Agricultural Management and Risk (eds. C. Conese and M.A. Falchi), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Technology in Agriculture, Florence, Italy, 1998. Accademia dei Georgofili, Italy.

MAGAGNA, B., FOLLY, A.J., HÖNNIGER, H., MUHAR, A., QUINTON, J.N., SANCHO, F. STRAUSS, P. 1999. The Spies Model: Data flow and GIS linkage between a soil erosion and a soil productivity model. p259-268. In Proceedings 5th EC-GIS Workshop (ed. K.Fullerton), Space Applications Institute, European Commission Joint reserch Centre.

MORGAN, R.P.C, QUINTON, J.N., SMITH, R.E., GOVERS, G., POESEN, J.W.A., AUERSWALD, K., CHISCI, G., TORRI, D., STYCZEN, M.E., FOLLY, A.J.V. 1998. The European soil erosion model (EUROSEM): documentation and user guide. Silsoe College, Cranfield University.

QUINTON, J.N. 1996. Modelando el impacto de barreras vivas sobre la conservación de Suelo y sgua: propósito y beneficios. p75 - 78. In Estrategias para prácticas mejoradas de conservación se suelo y agua en los systemas de producción de ladera en los valles andinos de Bolivia. Projecto Laderas and Silsoe Research Institute.

QUINTON, J.N. 1997. A physically-based approach to optimising barrier strip spacing in the Andean Valleys of Bolivia. Annales Geophysicae. Part II, hydrology, Oceans, Atmosphere and non-linear Geophysics C329:15(2). (Abstract only)

QUINTON, J.N. 1997. Efecto del modelando de barreras vivas en pastos sobbre escurrimiento y la pérdida de suelo en laderas empinadas en Bolivia: Simulaciones preliminares. In proceedings of workshop. Cochabamba, October 1997.

QUINTON, J.N. & MORGAN, R.P.C. 1996. Description of the European soil erosion model (EUROSEM) and an example of its validation. In Soil erosion processes on steep lands - evaluation and modelling, Proceedings of the international workshop on soil erosion processes on steep lands - evaluation and modelling, Merida, Venezuela, 1993, (eds. I. Pla Sentis, R. Lopez Falcon & D. Lobo Lujan), CIDIAT, Merida, Venezuela.

QUINTON, J.N. 1994. The validation of physically-based erosion models - with particular reference to EUROSEM. PhD thesis, Cranfield University.

MORGAN, R.P.C., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1993. EUROSEM version 3.1 a user guide. Silsoe College, Cranfield University, Silsoe, Bedford, UK., pp.83.

MORGAN, R.P.C., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1992. EUROSEM documentation manual. Silsoe College, Silsoe, Bedford, UK, pp. 34.

MORGAN, R.P.C., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1992. Soil erosion prediction model for the European Community. In Erosion, Conservation and small scale farming.(eds. Hurni, H. and Tato, K.). pp.151-162. GB-ISCO-WASWC.

MORGAN, R.P.C., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1991. EUROSEM a user guide. Silsoe College, Silsoe, Bedford, UK., pp.56.

MORGAN, R.P.C., QUINTON, J.N. & RICKSON, R.J. 1990. Structure of the Soil erosion prediction model for the European Community. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Water Erosion, Sedimentation and Resource Conservation. pp.49-59. Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute. Dehradun, India.

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