Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
04 Feb 2015
Research article |  | 04 Feb 2015

Modelling soil erosion at European scale: towards harmonization and reproducibility

C. Bosco, D. de Rigo, O. Dewitte, J. Poesen, and P. Panagos

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Short summary
A new pan-European map of soil erosion is presented following a novel extension of the RUSLE model (e-RUSLE) designed for data-poor regional assessment and for identifying areas in Europe where to concentrate efforts for preventing soil degradation. e-RUSLE exploits the array-based semantics of a multiplicity of factors (semantic array programming). A climatic ensemble of an array of erosivity equations is considered along with a new factor for better considering soil stoniness within the model.
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