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Soil Themes > Soil Erosion > Risk Assessment in Europe

MESALES (Méthode d’Evaluation Spatiale de l’ALéa Erosion des Sols - Regional Modelling of Soil Erosion Risk)

Assessment in Europe


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This page summarises the steps implemented in the model built to provide an assessment of soil erosion risk throughout Europe. It gives access to the following:




LAND USE:



SOIL:
First and second level FAO legend soil name:
Soil1purity
Soil2purity
Dominant and secondary surface textural class:
Text1purity
Text2purity
First and second level dominant parent materiel code:
Mat11purity
Mat12purity
Dominant surface textural class (improved Text1):
Textpurity
Textural factor of soil crusting:
Text-crustpurity
Textural factor of soil erodibility:
Text-erodpurity
Physi-chemical factor of soil crusting & erodibility:
Phys-chimpurity
Soil crusting class:
Crustingpurity
Soil erodibility class:
Erodibilitypurity


RELIEF:
Elevation:
Elevation
Slope classes:
Slopes


SPATIAL INTEGRATION UNITS (SIU):



SENSITIVITY TO EROSION:
Sensitivity to erosion at the pixel level:
MapReport
Bybasins integrated sensitivity to erosion:
MapReport
ByEC NUTS regions integrated sensitivity to erosion:
MapReport



CLIMATE:
Rainfall depth quintiles (mm):
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Annual
Frequency (%) of rainfall above or equal 40 mm/day:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Annual
Rainfall erosivity parameter:
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Annual


EROSION RISK:
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Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Annual
Erosion risk
at pixel scale
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
By basins integrated
erosion risk
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
By EC NUTS regions  integrated erosion risk
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report
Map  / Report

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Documents
Seasons -> 
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Annual

 


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