A parametric model to estimate runoff from small agricultural watersheds in the semi-arid tropics uri icon

abstract

  • Hydrologic data collected from small agricultural watersheds on Vertisols at I.C.R.I.S.A.T. were used to develop a parametric water-balance simulation model. Satisfactory prediction of runoff was obtained; other components of the water budget such as evapotranspiration and soil moisture can also be estimated. The model is designed to operate with limited input and facilitates the evaluation of the hydrologic responses of traditional and improved techniques of land management in relation to their effect on rainfall utilization for crop production

publication date

  • 1982
  • 1982