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Main Title Predicting rainfall erosion losses : a guide to conservation planning /
Author Wischmeier, Walter H., ; Smith, Dwight David
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Agriculture handbook
no. 537. United States.
Agriculture handbook (United States. Dept. of Agriculture)
CORP Author United States. Science and Education Administration.; Purdue University. Agricultural Experiment Station
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.
Year Published 1978
Stock Number 001-000-03903-2
OCLC Number 04551431
ISBN pbk. : $2.75
Subjects Runoff--United States--Forecasting. ; Erosion--United States. ; Soil conservation. ; Runoff--Forecasting.
Additional Subjects Erosion--United States ; Soil conservation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EOAD  #00004139 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 10/29/2013 DISPERSAL
Prepared in cooperation with Purdue Agricultural Experiment Station. Supersedes Predicting rainfall-erosion losses from cropland east of the Rocky Mountains, Agriculture handbook no. 282, issued May 1965. Issued Dec. 1978. Bibliography: p. 48-49.
Contents Notes
The Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) enables planners to predict the average rate of soil erosion for each feasible alternative combination of crop system and management practices in association with a specified soil type, rainfall pattern, and topography. When these predicted losses are compared with given soil loss tolerances, they provide specific guidelines for effecting erosion control within specified limits. The equation groups the numerous interrelated physical and management parameters that influence erosion rate under six major factors whose site-specific values can be expressed numerically. A half century of erosion research in many States has supplied information from which at least approximate values of the USLE factors can be obtained for specified farm fields or other small erosion prone areas throughout the United States. Tables and charts presented in this handbook make this information readily available for field use. Significant limitations in the available data are identified.