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Title: LF522 - Soil retention (LUISA Platform REF2014)


Soil retention, is calculated as soil loss without vegetation cover minus soil loss including the current land use/cover pattern. Specifically, this indicator takes into account climate data (observed measurements for rainfall and modelled for snow), topographic aspects, soil properties and the presence or not of the vegetation cover.The level of detail of this indicator is per NUTS0 and NUTS2.

Additional Publications:

  1. Wischmeier W.H. and Smith D.D. (1978). "Predicting Rainfall Erosion Losses – A Guide to Conservation Planning". Agriculture Handbook, No. 537, USDA, Washington DC.

  2. Bosco C., de Rigo D., Dewitte O. and Montarella L.. (2011). "Towards the reproducibility in soil erosion modeling: a new Pan-European soil map". Wageningen conferences on applied Soil Science, 18-22 September 2011.

Carlo Lavalle
Carolina Perpina Castillo 0000-0002-3161-2240
Ines Mari Rivero 0000-0003-1821-0420
Joachim Maes
How to cite
Lavalle, Carlo; Perpina Castillo, Carolina; Mari Rivero, Ines; Maes, Joachim (2015):  LF522 - Soil retention (LUISA Platform REF2014). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Last modified 2015-11-06
Issue date 2015-04-22
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Geographic area European Union
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From: 2010-01-01 – To: 2050-12-31

Update frequency annual
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT

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