Estimated soil erosion by water in Europe

Figure Created 07 Nov 2016 Last modified 16 Jan 2018
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Soil loss rates (tonnes per hectare per year) calculated based on a modified version of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) model (RUSLE 2015) for the reference year 2010 (100 m spatial resolution).

European data


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

Source: Panagos, P., Borrelli, P., Poesen, J., Ballabio, C., Lugato, E., Meusburger, K., Montanarella, L. and Alewell, C., 2015e, ‘The new assessment of soil loss by water erosion in Europe’,Environmental Science & Policy54, 438–447 (DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.08.012).

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