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Technical Note: Proposed Standard for Automatic Calculation of Rainfall Erosivity
- Reyes, M.R., Suda, H., Brooks, M., Boyles, R.
- Applied engineering in agriculture 2010 v.26 no.3 pp. 401-403
- water erosion, rain intensity, Universal Soil Loss Equation, mathematical models, Internet, world wide web, methodology, new methods
- The universal soil loss equation (USLE) and its modifications have been globally accepted as a model to estimate water erosion. A rainfall erosivity index is a key part of this equation. This article describes a web-accessible method for the automatic summarization of short duration rainfall intensity and the USLE rainfall erosivity index. We propose that these methodologies be used as a standard for automatically calculating daily rainfall intensity percentage and daily rainfall erosivity.