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Assessment Of Soil Erosion At National Level: A Comparative Analysis For Spain Using Several Existing Maps

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010251

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

861 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

J. Sánchez, L. Recatalá, J.C. Colomer & C. Añó

Abstract

Assessment of soil erosion at national level: a comparative analysis for Spain using several existing maps J. Sanchez, L. Recatala, J.C. Colomer & C. Ano Land Use Planning Department, CIDE-Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertification (CSIC, Universitat de Valencia, GV), Spain. Abstract Soil erosion has been recognised as a critical environmental issue leading to soil degradation and desertification in Mediterranean areas. Due to the seriousness of the environmental and socio-economic impacts associated to the process at different scales, many studies have faced the process at global, national, regional and local levels. At national level, the quantification and assessment of soil erosion is a basic step to elaborate and promote environmental policies that help decision-makers undertake appropriate action in combating soil erosion and its consequences. Adequate application of such policies on the basis of a spatial knowledge of the process is crucial to maintain and even imp

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