The PERFECT Model
Erosion Runoff Functions to Evaluate Conservation
Click below for locations in other Australian
St George -28.04
Wagga Wagga -35.05
Note: The files are self-extracting zip files.
Add the unzipped files to your PERFECT folder.
Follow the "Add Location" sequence of PERFECT to add them to your setup.
Disclaimer: The data for some of these locations was synthetically
produced where real data were missing.
Extra climate sites can be obtained from SILO -
http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/silo/ . On the SILO website, select Patch
Point Data and select the GRASP data file format. Contact Jyoteshna
for more information.
Aim of model:
PERFECT was developed for
cereal growing areas of the sub-tropics of Australia. It is
a paddock scale model that predicts the effects of:
climate, soil type, crop sequence and fallow management
on the water balance, erosion, and productivity.
developed for research but is an extremely useful
Type of model:
model. The overall structure is physically based but
individual processes may be represented by empirical
sub-tropical grain growing areas of Queensland but the model
has been successfully validated and applied in semi-arid
areas of north Queensland and India.
David Freebairn, Mark Silburn, David Woodruff, and Graeme