Pan European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment - PESERA

A 2003 GIS map of Soil erosion estimates (t/ha/yr) by applying the PESERA GRID (physical) model at 1km, using the European Soil Database, CORINE land cover, climate data from the MARS Project and a Digital Elevation Model. The resulting estimates of sediment loss are from erosion by water.

Metadata

Coverage: 25 EU Member states (Excluding Croatia, Sweden, Finland)
Spatial Resolution: 1km
Released: 2004

Description

Pan European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment - PESERA : The PESERA Map, Version 1 October 2003. Explanation of Special Publication Ispra 2004 No.73 (S.P.I.04.73). Soil erosion estimates (t/ha/yr) by applying the PESERA GRID model at 1km, using the European Soil Database, CORINE land cover, climate data from the MARS Project and a Digital Elevation Model. The resulting estimates of sediment loss are from erosion by water. The PESERA model produces results that depend crucially on land cover as identified by CORINE and the accuracy of the interpolated meteorological data.

Information about the PESERA model: Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment

References

  1. M. J. Kirkby, B. J. Irvine, R. J. A. Jones, G. Govers, and PESERA team, 2008. The PESERA coarse scale erosion model for Europe. Model rationale and implementation. European Journal of Soil Science 59 (6) , pp. 1293-1306.
  2. Kirkby, M.J., Jones, R.J.A., Irvine, B., Gobin, A, Govers, G., Cerdan, O., Van Rompaey, A.J.J., Le Bissonnais, Y., Daroussin, J., King, D., Montanarella, L., Grimm, M., Vieillefont, V., Puigdefabregas, J., Boer, M., Kosmas, C., Yassoglou, N., Tsara, M., Mantel, S., Van Lynden, G.J. and Huting, J.(2004). European Soil Bureau Research Report No.16, EUR 21176, 18pp. and 1 map in ISO B1 format. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg

 

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