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Title (Primary) Modification of AGNPS for agricultural land and climate conditions in central Germany
Author Rode, M.; Frede, H.G.;
Journal Journal of Environmental Quality
Year 1997
Department ASAM; HYMOD; PB FuS;
Volume 26
Issue 1
Language englisch;
Abstract

Until recently, no suitable computer model was available to quantify P and N yields of nonpoint sources into surface water in central German watersheds. The event-based erosion and nutrient transport model AGNPS (Version 3.65), developed in the USA, was adapted to central German landscape conditions and linked to a GIS. Drawing on a 2-yr program of water quality measurements and on hydrologic data collected during 33 yr, this modified model was tested in two medium-sized agricultural watersheds in the state of Hesse, Germany. With deviations of 1.7 and 3.8%, runoff volumes for all observed and simulated flood events showed a high level of agreement In both watersheds. Peak Bows showed larger errors averaging 14.8 and 24%. Only for one of the two watersheds were sediment and total P yield computed satisfactorily, with average errors of 5% (sediment) and 6% (total P). Deviations for the second watershed were considerably greater. The same is true for the dissolved P and N yields. In the case of small events, AGNPS consistently overestimated the particulate P yield in both watersheds. However, the model correctly registered the overall dynamics of the system as well as the differences of sediment and total P yield between the two watersheds. The modified AGNPS model can thus be employed by environmental agencies as a useful planning tool.

ID 9574
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=9574
Rode, M., Frede, H.G. (1997):
Modification of AGNPS for agricultural land and climate conditions in central Germany
J. Environ. Qual. 26 (1), 165 - 172