Evaluation of AMC-Dependent SCS-CN-Based Models Using Watershed Characteristics Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a quantitative evaluation of the existing Soil Conservation Service Curve Number (SCS-CN) model, its variants, and the modified Mishra and Singh (MS) models for their suitability to particular land use, soil type and combination thereof using a large set of rainfall-runoff data from small to large watersheds of the U.S.A. The analysis reveals that the existing SCS-CN model is more suitable for high runoff producing agricultural watersheds than to watersheds showing pasture/range land use and sandy soils. On the other hand, the two different versions of the Mishra-Singh model are more suitable for both high and low runoff producing watersheds, but with mixed land use. © Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jain, M. K., Mishra, S. K., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 21

publication date

  • August 2006