EUROSEM History & Credits

Documentation and Technical Informations


Work in progress for
these sections:

Software installation guide

News and Bugs fixes

case studies 

Lorenzo Borselli

Dino Torri
Research Institute for Geo-Hydrogeological Protection (CNR-IRPI)
Via Madonna alta, 50019,
Perugia (ITALY)

This software is released as FREEWARE for the scientific community.

This imply that is released and  downloadable  for free, but without warranties .
The authors of this software  want acknowledge  the  people that with their testing activities and suggestions  helped us to improve the performance  of EUROSEM-2010. 
All the Suggestions from the users are welcomed  and greatly appreciated.

EUROSEM-2010 has been realised entirely in Object Pascal programming language, using:
Free Pascal compiler (fpc 2.6.2)

Lazarus IDE 1.0.12

GDB  debugger

EUROSEM also uses

for plotting and graphic rendering


Release 2010

(a freeware software for scientific community)

What  is EUROSEM-2010

The European Soil Erosion Model (EUROSEM) is a dynamic distributed model, able to simulate sediment transport, erosion and deposition  by rill and interill processes in single storms for both individual fields and small catchments.
Model output includes total runoff, total soil loss, the storm hydrograph and storm sediment graph.

EUROSEM describes the terrain using cascading planes and channels, is distributed and physically based. Its hydraulics, despite being limited to hortonian overland flows, is based on good mathematics and numerical approximations.

EUROSEM has been developed with  Financial support of  European commission research founds in the period 1986-2010) with the contribution of many European soil scientists (see EUROSEM history for credits and the developement steps of EUROSEM).


EUROSEM-2010 research effort follows the objectives were set as requirements for an European soil erosion model (Chisci and Morgan, 1988).
It should:
(1) enable the risk of erosion to be assessed;
(2) be applicable to fields and small catchments;
(3) operate on an event basis;
(4) be useful as a tool for selecting soil protection measures.

EUROSEM is still alive..and future efforts and contribution form soil scientis are expected..
The next steps in EUROSEM-201x future version are:
  • Inclusion of the multilayer vegetation description into the model
  • Inclusion of some recent (Govers, 1992, Gimenez et al. 2004, Torri and Borselli, 2002; Torri et al., 2006,2009)  and less recent (Savat, 1978) research results which will affect flow velocity, erosion and deposition processes
  • Development of a series of algorithms for input data estimation and self-consistency evaluation
  • Completion of documentation in a single User Manual.
  • Raster based description of the catchment (as an alternative to the plane and segment representation)
  • Integration of EuroSEM with Flow Connectivity Approach (FCA) (Borselli et al. 2008)

        Last update 29 october 2013- by L.B