Database of soil erosion measurements
The PESERA Project has gathered plot data that contain the necessary
information to evaluate the PESERA erosion estimates. Two initial
conditions had to met for data to be input to the database (Deliverable 16: Database on long-term soil erosion measurements
(i) the different datasets need to cover a wide range of different
representative agro-ecological zones; and
(ii) the measurements that comprise the different datasets need
to show a certain continuity in time to be able to deduce reliable
monthly and yearly erosion budgets.
However only few good quality long-term erosion datasets exist
in Europe, without taking into account the problem of data copyrights
which seriously constrain their availability.