CARD Researcher Publishes Transactions of the ASABE Soil and Water Division Inaugural Invited Paper

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The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published "The Soil and Water Assessment Tool: Developmental History, Applications, and Future Research Directions" in Transactions of the ASABE as an inaugural paper in a new invited paper series established by the ASABE Soil and Water Division. CARD researcher Philip Gassman was lead author of the paper; his co-authors were Manuel Reyes of the North Carolina A&T University Biological Engineering Program, and Colleen Green and Jeffrey Arnold of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, Texas, a unit of the Agricultural Research Service. The paper chronicles the historical development of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model, including modified SWAT models and graphical user interfaces, and the wide range of SWAT applications that have been performed across the globe. Strengths and weakness of the model are also discussed, and future research needs are detailed. More information about the selection of the paper for this groundbreaking invited paper series will be included in the next issue of the ASABE’s Resource Magazine.

(Released August 2007)