Soil erosion in the United States

James Randal Angel, Michael A. Palecki, Steven E. Hollinger

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Using a long-term 15-min, precipitation database, the spatial distribution and time trends of the soil erosion characteristics of storms, including the storm erosivity index (EI), were examined to determine how nationwide precipitation patterns are driving soil loss. Results suggest that the changes in the risk of soil erosion over time are large enough that climate change and variability must be actively built into soil-conservation policy and practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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