A daily rainfall erosivity model for Western Amazonia

Elsenbeer, H.; Cassel, D.K.; Tinner, Willy (1993). A daily rainfall erosivity model for Western Amazonia. Journal of soil & water conservation, 48(5), pp. 439-444. Soil and Water Conservation Society

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Rainfall erosivities as defined by the R factor from the universal soil loss equation were determined for all events during a two-year period at the station La Cuenca in western Amazonia. Three methods based on a power relationship between rainfall amount and erosivity were then applied to estimate event and daily rainfall erosivities from the respective rainfall amounts. A test of the resulting regression equations against an independent data set proved all three methods equally adequate in predicting rainfall erosivity from daily rainfall amount. We recommend the Richardson model for testing in the Amazon Basin, and its use with the coefficient from La Cuenca in western Amazonia.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Palaeoecology
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)

UniBE Contributor:

Tinner, Willy

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0022-4561

Publisher:

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

22 Jul 2016 15:09

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2020 09:24

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84514

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84514

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