Soil Erosion Risk Assessment in the Alpine Area According to the IPCC Scenarios. Bosco, C.; Rusco, E.; Montanarella, L.; and Oliveri, S. In Tóth, G.; Montanarella, L.; and Rusco, E., editors, Threats to Soil Quality in Europe, of EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Series, pages 47–58. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
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The general aim of research was an estimation of actual erosion over the whole alpine space and a spatial analysis of soil erosion trends in different IPCC(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) scenarios. The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) was applied to the whole alpine space. It allowed to produce, with a spatial resolution of 100 m, the map of actual soil erosion and two further maps defining soil erosion rates in IPCC A2 and B2 scenarios. This analysis was carried out by means of the dataset the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste made us available. It provides daily rainfall values for the years 1960 - 1990 and for the IPCC A2 and B2 scenario 2070 - 2100. From a comparison between actual erosion and soil losses in A2 and B2 scenarios it comes out that our model does not show relevant raises in erosion rates. However, low variations in soil losses rates are observable. In particular, B2 scenario shows a growth of low entity of soil losses over a significant part of the alpine space. In A2 scenario a clear distinction between northern and southern Alps comes out. Northern part should experience a low reduction of soil erosion, whilst in southern areas a rise of soil losses should take place.
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  title = {Soil Erosion Risk Assessment in the Alpine Area According to the {{IPCC}} Scenarios},
  booktitle = {Threats to {{Soil Quality}} in {{Europe}}},
  author = {Bosco, C. and Rusco, E. and Montanarella, L. and Oliveri, S.},
  editor = {Tóth, G. and Montanarella, L. and Rusco, E.},
  date = {2008},
  pages = {47--58},
  publisher = {{Office for Official Publications of the European Communities}},
  issn = {1018-5593},
  url = {https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=15631759978034062180},
  abstract = {The general aim of research was an estimation of actual erosion over the whole alpine space and a spatial analysis of soil erosion trends in different IPCC(Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) scenarios. The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) was applied to the whole alpine space. It allowed to produce, with a spatial resolution of 100 m, the map of actual soil erosion and two further maps defining soil erosion rates in IPCC A2 and B2 scenarios. This analysis was carried out by means of the dataset the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of Trieste made us available. It provides daily rainfall values for the years 1960 - 1990 and for the IPCC A2 and B2 scenario 2070 - 2100. From a comparison between actual erosion and soil losses in A2 and B2 scenarios it comes out that our model does not show relevant raises in erosion rates. However, low variations in soil losses rates are observable. In particular, B2 scenario shows a growth of low entity of soil losses over a significant part of the alpine space. In A2 scenario a clear distinction between northern and southern Alps comes out. Northern part should experience a low reduction of soil erosion, whilst in southern areas a rise of soil losses should take place.},
  isbn = {978-92-79-09529-0},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-12027609,alpine-region,europe,european-commission,joint-research-centre,soil-erosion,soil-resources},
  number = {EUR 23438 EN},
  series = {{{EUR}} - {{Scientific}} and {{Technical Research}} Series}
}
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