SIMPLE: assessment of non-point phosphorus pollution from agricultural land to surface waters by means of a new methodology

O.F. Schoumans, J.P. Mol-Dijkstra, L.M.W. Akkermans, C.W.J. Roest

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Abstract

In the past, environmental phosphorus (P) parameters like soil P indices have been used to catogorize the potential risk of P losses from agricultural land. In order to assess the actual risk of P pollution of groundwater and surface waters, dynamic process oriented soil and water quality models have been frequently used. Recently, an approximating model for phosphorus, called SIMPLE, has been developed. This model approximates the output from a complex dynamic water quality model. The approximating model is called a metamodel. This simple P-model proves to be a powerful tool for quick assessment of the risk of P pollution from agricultural land to surface waters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • soil chemistry
  • water quality
  • leaching
  • phosphates
  • water pollution
  • risk assessment
  • models
  • agricultural land
  • losses
  • surface water
  • groundwater

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