EPIC

Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) model

The Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) model is a land use model to evaluate the sustainability of agricultural systems, focused on soil productivity and crop growth. It is capable of modeling over 80 crops and the effects of a variety of land and water management strategies. Agricultural systems sustainability is assessed based on erosion, land management with water quality effects.

Developer
NRCS & Texas A&M
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to epicapex.tamu.edu
Spatial Resolution
Analysis area ranges from field to small basin scale, and then further subdivided into cells. Cells are defined by land areas with homogeneous characteristics.
Temporal Resolution
A daily time step is used and simulation duration is on the order of years.
Outputs
Outputs include water quality predictions, vegetation response, economic assessment of varying land management strategies.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are incorporated through climate input file.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
2d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
batch mode likely
Coding Language
unknown
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
11-Apr-19
User Manual
go to documentation at agrilife.org