(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Reliability of an expert-based runoff and erosion model : application of STREAM to different environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

EVRARD O. (1 2 8) ; CERDAN O. (3) ; VAN WESEMAEL B. (1) ; CHAUVET M. (3) ; LE BISSONNAIS Y. (4) ; RACLOT D. (5) ; VANDAELE K. (6) ; ANDRIEUX P. (4) ; BIELDERS C. (7) ;
(1) Dep. de Géographie, Univ. catholique, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE
(2) Lab. des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-sur-Yvette, FRANCE
(3) BRGM - Aménagement et risques naturels, Orléans, FRANCE
(4) INRA, UMR LISAH INRA-IRD-SupAgro, Montpellier, FRANCE
(5) IRD, UMR LISAH INRA-IRD-SupAgro, Montpellier, FRANCE
(6) Watering, Interbestuurlijke samenwerking Land en Water, Sint-Truiden, BELGIQUE
(7) Dep. des Sciences du Milieu et de l'Aménagement du Territoire,Univ. catholique, Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE
(8) Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et l'Agriculture (F.R.I.A.), BELGIQUE


The STREAM model, which was developed in Normandy (France) has been applied in 2 Belgian catchments having a similar soil texture, as well as in a catchment of southern France differing by soil, land use and climate characteristics. Results and discussion. In conclusion, STREAM is a reliable model providing satisfactory runoff and erosion predictions in the regions where hortonian overland flow dominates. Nevertheless, an adaptation of decision rules based on local multi-scale (plot, field, catchment) data is needed, before running the model. STREAM can then serve as a decision support tool to design for instance flood control measures


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no2 [pp. 129-141]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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