Articles | Volume 6, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 687–703, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-687-2018
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 687–703, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-687-2018

Research article 29 Aug 2018

Research article | 29 Aug 2018

Assessing the large-scale impacts of environmental change using a coupled hydrology and soil erosion model

Joris P. C. Eekhout et al.

Model code and software

SPHY-MMF - Coupled Hydrology-Soil Erosion Model J. P. C. Eekhout, W. Terink, and J. De Vente https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1344534

Video abstract

SPHY-MMF - Coupled Hydrology-Soil Erosion Model J. P. C. Eekhout and J. De Vente https://doi.org/10.5446/37585

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Short summary
Climate change will likely increase soil erosion in many locations worldwide. This increase in erosion will have large-scale impacts, such as the siltation of reservoirs. We developed a new soil erosion model to evaluate these impacts, which has an advantage over existing models in that it includes most relevant processes: rainfall–runoff generation, vegetation development, and soil erosion and deposition. The model is suited to perform scenario studies on climate change and land management.