Modeling the impacts of subsurface drainage design and management in a cold climate: Development of a modeling approach

Wan Luo, Gary R Sands, Jeff S. Strock, I. Song

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Abstract

The hydrologic and water quality impacts of subsurface drainage intensity, depth, and management have been under investigation through field research at various locations in Minnesota. Data from these studies and sites will be used to support a modeling effort with DRAINMOD Nil, to investigate the influence of these practices on water quality, over a longer climatic record and for a range of representative soil types for Minnesota. This paper will describe the progress of this modeling effort with a focus on the development of a modeling approach to address these objectives. Initial model testing results for hydrological predictions of DRAINMOD are presented in this paper. These results indicate that DRAINMOD may be used to predict subsurface drainage in cold climate such as Minnesota with minimum calibration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages84-96
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781605605364
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008 - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2008Jul 2 2008

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008
Volume1

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period6/29/087/2/08

Keywords

  • DRAINMOD
  • Simulation
  • Subsurface drainage
  • Water quality

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    Luo, W., Sands, G. R., Strock, J. S., & Song, I. (2008). Modeling the impacts of subsurface drainage design and management in a cold climate: Development of a modeling approach. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008 (pp. 84-96). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2008, ASABE 2008; Vol. 1). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.