MUSLE.LS: Estimate landscape factor LS

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Estimates MUSLE landscape factor for a homogeneous field from the field length and slope.

Usage

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MUSLE.LS(FieldLength, FieldSlope)

Arguments

FieldLength

Field length (ft).

FieldSlope

Field slope (ft/ft).

Value

MUSLE landscape factor LS.

Author(s)

Sarah Goslee

References

Wischmeier, W. H. and Smith, D. D. (1978) Predicting rainfall erosion losses-a guide to conservation planning. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook No. 537.

See Also

MUSLE

Examples

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# Approximate erodibility factor from soil texture.
Kf <- MUSLE.K(.3, .5, .2)

# Calculate landscape factor from field size and shape.
# 100-m field length with 2% slope
# note that MUSLE.LS takes feet
LS <- MUSLE.LS(100 * 3.28, .02)

# assume 0.4 ha cornfield with known rainfall intensity
peakd <- peak(intensity = 55, area = 0.4)

SedYield <- MUSLE(85, qp = peakd, A = .4, K = Kf, LS = LS)

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