Soil Themes > Soil Erosion > PESERA > Data
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.
The result is available as a map and an explaining booklet:
"Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment: The PESERA Map, Version 1 October 2003. Explanation of Special Publication Ispra 2004 No.73 (S.P.I.04.73)."
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.
Available Data, Documents and Services:
- Download the report: Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment (Size: 1.2 MB)
- Download the map: Pan-European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment (1.6 MB)
- Navigate in the Soil Erosion data with PESERA Map Server and Print your own map:
- The data are in ESRI GRID format and are available as a (zipped 11
MB) interchange file (.e00) or in native format (zipped 7 MB). (8/5/2006)
PESERA INSPIRE Raster: The data have been reprojected
in order to align with the proposed INSPIRE standard GRID.
These data are freely available upon request; fill in the on line form after which you will be provided with instructions on how to download the data.
- Download the PESERA Legend File (LYR Format) and use it in ArcGIS.
Download the map:
Pan European Soil Erosion Risk Assessment - PESERA (Size: 1.8 MB, Format: PDF, Resolution:
300 dpi) or JPEG format, Low Resolution(96 dpi) or JPEG Format, High Resolution(300
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