Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: ec-esdac@ec.europa.eu

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

Description

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.

Keywords
Related resources
Additional information
Last modified 2018-05-22
Issue date 2015-01-01
Landing page https://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/content/cover-management-factor-c-factor-eu
Language English
Data theme(s) Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-esdac-96

Please be aware that the information and links provided in the metadata above are maintained in distributed and heterogeneous information systems. Although we strive to maintain and keep links and information updated, this may not always be possible because of changes that are not registered and updated in the relevant information systems. Please, help us to maintain the system updated by indicating broken links or any other outdated information by contacting the relevant contact point. You can also inform us using the "Contact" link of this page.