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A Weighting-rating Method To Evaluate Soil Erosion For Land Use Planning: A Case Study In Sagunto Area (Spain)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970491

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,058 kb

Author(s)

L. Recatala & J.Sanchez

Abstract

A weighting-rating method to evaluate qualitatively both present and potential soil erosion for land use planning in the Mediterranean Region (Recatala & Sanchez^) is applied to Sagunto area (Spain) on a scale of 1:25.000. The method takes into account the following factors: rainfall, soil, lithology, vegetation, topography, erosive morphology and soil conservation management. Both present and potential soil erosion of mapping units are classified using a classification reference system with five classes that express soil erosion from very low to very high degree. Sagunto is a dynam

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