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Global Soil Erosion Modelling platform

Year of publication: 2019
Global Soil Erosion Modelling platform


European Commission - Joint Research Centre


Global Soil Erosion is a re-sampled dataset (25km) of the original Global Soil Erosion map. Both the 2012 and 2001 datasets are provided. The data package includes also the input layers (K, LS, R, C) at 25km resolution and a sample area (in Amazon rainforest) at the original resolution of 250m.

Description Data set

This map provides an assessment of global soil erosion for 2012 and 2001. We used the 250m original data to re-sample at 25km. In this study 202 countries are included with more than 125 millionKm2. The total soil loss has been estimated to 35 Pg yr-1 of soil eroded in 2001. The estimates are lower compared to past studies in 2012, 35.9 Pg yr-1 - Increase of 2.5% in soil erosion globally (due to land use change).

Reference: Borrelli P., Robinson D.A., Fleischer L.R., Lugato E., Ballabio C., Alewell C., Meusburger K., Modugno, S., Schutt, B. Ferro, V. Bagarello, V. Van Oost, K., Montanarella, L., Panagos P. 2017. An assessment of the global impact of 21st century land use change on soil erosion. Nature Communications, 8 (1): art. no. 2013

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02142-7

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