KINEROS2

Kinematic Runoff and Erosion Model

The kinematic runoff and erosion model (KINEROS2) is a rural and urban watershed model that captures flow infiltration, flow routing, and sediment transport.

Developer
USDA ARS
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to www.tucson.ars.ag.gov
Spatial Resolution
Area of analysis ranges from small field areas to whole watersheds. The region is then subdivided into elements. Parameters are defined for each element.
Temporal Resolution
Time steps are on the order of minutes as the event based models require a small time step. Internal time step will adjust automatically to achieve desired numerical accuracy.
Outputs
Outputs include runoff predictions and sediment discharge per element.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
watershed
Inclusion of Climate Change
Climate conditions are not directly included in the model.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
data provided by the user
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
1d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
FORTRAN, GUI
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
deterministic, simulation, statistical
Maintenance Plan
not supported
Date of Last Known Update
unknown
User Manual
go to documentation at www.tucson.ars.ag.gov