The National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
The Hillslope model application is a direct replacement for the USLE. With the addition of being applicable to nonuniform slopes, soils, crops, and management, the hillslope profile can predict both soil loss and deposition on a slope - something the USLE is not capable of doing. The hillslope model also computes distributions of soil loss and deposition. By providing these estimates of when and where on the hillslope erosion is occurring, conservation measures can be designed in an attempt to control soil loss and deposition.