is an easy way to calculate the rainfall-runoff relation using the
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Curve Number method (NRCS-CN
method) but includes modifications by Hawkins et al., (2002) about the
Initial Abstraction. This graphical user interface follows the
programming logic of a previously published software CN-Idris,
Hernández-Guzmán et al., 2011 - CN-Idris: An Idrisi tool for generating
curve number maps and estimating direct runoff. Environmental Modelling
& Software, 26(12), 1764-1766, a raster-based GIS tool that
outputs runoff estimates from Land use/land cover and hydrologic soil
group maps. This package is under development at the Institute about
Natural Resources Research (INIRENA) from the Universidad Michoacana de
San Nicolás de Hidalgo and represents a collaborative effort between the
(INIRENA) with the Environmental Management Lab (CIAD, A.C.).
sara4r package is a Graphical User Interface developed
in tcltk and depends on other packages to run (terra). Thus, to make
sara4r in the R environment you must install
tcltk2 first, then the
First at all, ensure that you have intalled tcltk and tcltk2.
Load required packages.
Finally, to run our package, just type:
As you can see in the Menu - Help, there are the instructions to make
all required files to use
sara4r. If you go to the
installed folder (sara4r), you will find the
HowtoMake_CNindexFile.xlsx with all the instructions. In
Land use and land cover map should be reclassified as follow: LULC in the first place should be reclassified as 10 LULC in second place should be reclassified as 20 ... and so on. As an example, Landuse file would be: 10 Tropical dry forest 20 Agriculture 30 Mangrove 40 Grassland 50 Evergreen forest ...
While the Hydrologic Soil Group map should be reclassified as follow:
HSG A should be reclassified as 1 HSG B should be reclassified as 2 HSG C should be reclassified as 3 HSG D should be reclassified as 4 Thus, GSH map would be: 1 A 2 B 3 C 4 D
The logic behind the method is:" Landsoil is produced as the sum of LANDUSE and HSG maps. Thus, the possible values it can take are:" 11 = Landuse 1 (reclassified as 10) with HSG A (reclassified as 1) 12 = Landuse 1 (reclassified as 10) with HSG B (reclassified as 2) 13 = Landuse 1 (reclassified as 10) with HSG C (reclassified as 3) 14 = Landuse 1 (reclassified as 10) with HSG D (reclassified as 4) 21 = Landuse 2 (reclassified as 20) with HSG A (reclassified as 1) 22 = Landuse 2 (reclassified as 20) with HSG B (reclassified as 2) 23 = Landuse 2 (reclassified as 20) with HSG C (reclassified as 3) 24 = Landuse 2 (reclassified as 20) with HSG D (reclassified as 4) 31 = Landuse 3 (reclassified as 30) with HSG A (reclassified as 1) ... Thus, the CN index file would be (csv file):" 11,12,CNvalue1 12,13,CNvalue2 13,14,CNvalue3 14,15,CNvalue4 21,22,CNvalue5 22,23,CNvalue6 23,24,CNvalue7 24,25,CNvalue8 31,32,CNvalue9 ... ... ...