SoilRE (Soil Runoff-Erosion model library) is a software component implementing a library of approaches for:
- runoff volume (curve number and kinematic wave approaches),
- amount (weight per unit area) of soil eroded by water (MUSLE approach),
- amount of water intercepted by vegetation (Von Hoyningen-Huene, 1981),
- water available for infiltration (Smith and Parlange, 1978).

The component is distributed free of charge for non-commercial purposes with a dedicated software development kit (SDK), and can be used by modellers and developers in their own applications. SDK includes documentation of code and algorithms, as well as sample projects showing how to use the component and how to link it with others for, e.g., soil water balance, crop growth and development.


Smith, R.E., Parlange, J-Y., 1978. A parameter-efficient hydrologic infiltration model. Water Res. Res. 14, 533-538.

Von Hoyningen-Huene, J.V., 1981. Die interzeption des Niedeschlags in landwirtschaftlichen Pflanzenbeständen. Arbeitsbericht Deutscher Verband für Wasserwirtschaft und Kulturbau, DVWK, Braunschweig, 63 p.

Williams, J.R., 1995. Chapter 25: The EPIC model. In V.P. Singh (ed) Computer models of watershed hydrology. Water Resources Publication, 909-1000.

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2017 - European Journal of Agronomy, 89, 97-106
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