Case Study Guadalhorce

LAPSUS Application

The effects of scale (temporal and spatial resolution and extent), parent materials and land use on erosion and sedimentation is modelled with the dynamic landscape evolution model LAPSUS. For this project the LAPSUS model was originally designed and tested and further adapted for the different environments and land use scenarios. In the simulations for these applications the model runs will have durations of 10 to 25 years with 1 year time steps.

More applications:

  • Guadalhorce: Gradient Modelling
  • Alora / Guadalhorce area: Dynamic landscape modelling
  • Sabinal / Alora region: linking land use and landscape process modelling
  • Alora small area: multi-scale landscape process modelling
  • Sabinal / Alora region: modelling sediment trains
  • Alora / Lower Guadalhorce area: Dynamic Feedback modelling LAPSUS - CLUE


Schoorl, J.M.,, and Veldkamp, A., 2006, Multi-Scale Soil-Landscape Process Modeling, in Grunwald, S., ed., Environmental Soil-Landscape Modeling: Geographic Information Technologies and Pedometrics: Boca Raton, FL, CRC press, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 417 – 435.

Schoorl, J.M., Boix Fayos, C., de Meijer, R.J., van der Graaf, E.R., and Veldkamp, A., 2004. The 137Cs technique on steep Mediterranean slopes (Part 2): landscape evolution and model calibration: Catena, v. 57, p. 35-54.

Schoorl, J.M., Veldkamp, A., and Bouma, J., 2002, Modelling water and soil redistribution in a dynamic landscape context: Soil.Sci.Soc.Am.J., v. 66, p. 1610-1619.

Schoorl, J.M., and Veldkamp, A., 2001, Linking land use and landscape process modelling: a case study for the Alora region (South Spain): Agric.Ecosyst.Environ., v. 85, p. 281-292.

more LAPSUS Publications.