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Bodenerosion durch Wasser; neue Datengrundlagen zur ABAG für Nordrhein-Westfalen  [Soil erosion from water; a new USLE database for North Rhine-Westphalia]

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Alternate Title:Soil erosion from water; a new USLE database for North Rhine-Westphalia
Authors:Hiller, Dieter A.; Elhaus, Dirk; Jacobs, Günter
Volume Title:Bodenschutz (Berlin. Zeitschrift)
Source:Bodenschutz (Berlin. Zeitschrift), 18(1), p.26-30. Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag (for Bundesverband Boden), Berlin, Germany. ISSN: 1432-170X
Publication Date:2013
Note:In German with English summary. 6 refs.
Summary:The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE=ABAG) is a tool which enables planners and farmers to predict the rate of soil erosion by water and so different methods of precautionary protection can be analysed. To improve the USLE for NRW it was necessary to calibrate two important parameters: First the C factor for conventional crops, important vegetables, Christmas trees and second the R factor for the local distribution and seasonal distribution of rainfall erosivity. The improved results are now implemented in an upgrades version of EMiL. EMiL is a GIS based computer program which can model different cultivation strategies for precautionary soil protection. To get a wide spread of the improved data basis for the NRW-C factor it is possible to download from the internet site of the Landwirtschaftskammer NRW an Excel-based calculation program called "c-faktor-berechnung.xls".
Subjects:Agriculture; Atmospheric precipitation; Computer programs; Data bases; Data processing; Erosion; Models; Prediction; Rainfall; Seasonal variations; Soil erosion; Soil management; Universal Soil Loss Equation; Central Europe; Europe; Germany; North Rhine-Westphalia Germany
Record ID:711236-1
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2021 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Geoline, Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hanover, Germany
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