Estimated soil erosion by water in Europe

Figure Created 06 Nov 2012 Published 21 Nov 2012 Last modified 27 Mar 2017
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Calculated by the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE). While the overall patterns of erosion are generally sound, the validation of erosion data can be challenging. The data presented are currently being validated through comparisons with national datasets and expert judgement. In this sense, zooming in on a specific locality can give the impression of a situation that differs from reality. In addition, the model used in this exercise does not consider localised intense precipitation.

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Calculated by the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE).

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