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Title: Cover Management factor (C-factor) for the EU


This dataset (GIS map) (2015) represents the Cover Management factor (C-factor), one of the input layers when calculating the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) model, which is the most frequently used model for soil erosion risk estimation; for EU28; resolution 100m. The C-factor was estimated for a) arable lands based on crop composition and for b) all other land uses (non-arable) based on the vegetation density and land cover type. The management practices (reduced tillage/no till, plant residues and winter cover crops) were taken into account in estimating C-factor in arable lands.

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Last modified 2021-02-05
Issue date 2015-01-01
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Data theme(s) Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE

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