The Future Role of Information Technology in Erosion Modelling

D. P. Guertin, D. C. Goodrich

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Erosion Modelling
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405190107
StatePublished - Jan 5 2011


  • Client/server systems, based on generic client/server architecture in network design
  • Direct Access (Direct Read)-applications, allowing users to view erosion modeling, results directly using a web browser
  • Distributed computing techniques, as Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs)-or database connectivity techniques as Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
  • Erosion model applications
  • Future role of information technology-in erosion modelling
  • Pan European Soil Erosion Estimates Map Server-interactive application, user to navigate in Pan European Soil Erosion Estimates (PESERA) map and data
  • Predicting soil erosion, common practice in natural resource management-for assessing effects of management practices and control techniques on soil productivity
  • US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)-a website with maps (in Adobe Portable Document Format) and charts developed using National Resource Inventory (NRI) data
  • User-friendly decision support system (DSS)-assisting different professional or stakeholder groups to develop
  • WEPP-GIS application-how future Internet-based applications develop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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